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Aggressive infrastructure investment is key for African cities

Improving conditions in African cities by aggressively investing in infrastructure and reforming land markets is the key to accelerating economic growth and improving city competitiveness, says a new World Bank report.

With Africa’s urban population currently standing at 472 million people, the report, Africa’s Cities: Opening Doors to the World, states that as cities grow in size, another 187 million people will be added to urban areas by 2025.

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