BBC World Service, Africa Daily: What does the future hold for Africa’s megacities?

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Period11 Aug 2022

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  • TitleAfrica Daily-BBC World Service: What does the future hold for Africa’s megacities?
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionWith a population of 15 million, Lagos is the biggest city on the continent. But by the end of the century, it’s predicted to become the most populous city in the world.
    And it isn’t the only rapidly growing city in Africa.
    It’s predicted that by the turn of the century, Africa will be home to 13 out of the 20 biggest cities.
    And many of these will be megacities - urban centres with a population of more than 10 million people.
    But what will life be like in these places? And can we cope with such rapid urban growth?
    Producer/AuthorBBC World Service
    PersonsRansford Antwi Acheampong