Africa’s Future Is Urban

Yes, we all kinda knew that, didn’t we? That’s not to say there’s nothing for rural, but there’s economy in cities. A recent report, the African Futures paper, by Julia Bello-Schünemann and Ciara Aucoin of the Institute for Security Studies has brought to light some big numbers. The report forecasts that in 2030, Lagos, Cairo and Kinshasa will each have to cater…

World Bank Report on African Cities

Urbanization is the engine of population growth for the continent, with most of the expansion in the urban populations coming from natural growth, not rural-to-urban migration, as we often assume.