Every day, thousands of people move to the Nigerian city of Lagos. Many of them come from rural areas in the hope of finding work and a better life. But the swelling population is putting the city under intense pressure.
India, China and Nigeria will account for one-third of the 2.5 billion additional people living in cities by 2050. Rapid urban population growth poses challenges for sustainable development.
Eradicating the root causes of migration will take some innovative thinking. At an information session in the Bundestag, a panel of experts presented their ideas on Africa to members of parliament.
After news of Libyan slave markets went around world in 2017 many migrants stuck in North Africa decided to return home. However, those returning to Nigeria complain that they face the same problems they had left behind.
What's behind the new push to introduce a West African single currency, the Eco? A statement by Ghana's finance minister indicates Accra may be making one last attempt to realise this elusive goal.
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