Africa: The world’s most rapidly urbanising continent

Today we’re going on a trip to Africa! It is interesting to know that Sub-Saharan Africa is urbanizing at the fastest rate in the world. There are pros & cons for rapid urbanization. On one side, it is correlated with increased continent’s productivity but also when urban infrastructure, especially water & education cannot meet the needs of an exploding population, it could lead to a fiasco! For instance, in Bamako, Mali, population today lies at 3.5million, 10times larger than it was in 1960! A professor at the university of Bamako says that the city’s growth is a “catastrophe foretold” & that “Bamako is a time-bomb”. Check out this video if you’re interested to know more… Makes me wonder if it’s still too early to invest in the African continent.

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