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UN: Urban Growth Set to Explode in Africa
The image of an urban Africa is not one that usually comes to mind. Much of the continent's tourism is still based on wildlife and the natural beauty of rural areas. It's too early to tell if the landscape will totally change in the coming years.
Large cities are not growing rapidly, but mid-sized cities of between 500,000 and 1 million people are the ones that the UN report focuses on. These upstarts are growing at a rate that will see them soon rival or even eclipse the populations of current African mega-cities like Johannesburg and Nairobi.
[More on the UN Human Settlements Programme report]
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