Africa cities

Population of African cities to reach 1 billion by 2040, World Bank report says – Global News Network

The World Bank (WB) has reported that Africa’s urban population will double over the next 25 years, reaching 1 billion people by 2040. The report cites the population of the continent’s urban areas at 472 million and predicts that an additional 187 million people will be added to urban areas by 2025 to reach the […]

Africa cities

Two ways to make African cities more livable, connected and affordable

The urban population in Africa will double over the next 25 years and reach 1 billion people by 2040, but the concentration of population in cities has not been accompanied by economic density. Typical African cities share three characteristics that limit urban development and create daily challenges for businesses and residents: they are overcrowded, disconnected […]

Africa cities

Improving conditions for people and businesses in African cities is the key to growth

WASHINGTON, February 9, 2017“The population of African cities is growing – adding the size of another Nigeria to cities by 2025 – and therefore have a critical role to play in the economic growth of their countries, according to a new World Bank report released today” hui. Improving conditions for people and businesses in African […]