December 13, 2010
The Economist: African Cities to See Fast Growth
An article in the Economist notes that while over 1/3 of Africa's inhabitants currently live in cities, more than half of them will do so by 2030. In fact, the article notes that some cities will see a rise of up to 85% in their populations in the next 15 years. This growth is seen as both a challenge and an opportunity for infrastructure, as poor and limited capacity in the present will be exacerbated as populations swell unless steps are taken to improve conditions.
Posted by African Investor at 2:44 PM