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Urbanisation, Industrialization, population, and job opportunities promote rapid growth in any place in the world.20. Lagos, Nigeria — Africa’s largest city, Lagos has huge gulfs between its rich and poor, with many Nigerians wealthy from the oil industry living right next to those stricken by poverty.
Similarly, as the population of Africa has increased over the years, cities with high levels of industrialisation, urbanisation, and economic activities experience immigration and a fast-growing rate.According to Brahima Coulibaly, director of Brookings’ Africa Growth Initiative, “About half of the world’s fastest-growing economies will be located on the continent, with 20 economies expanding at an average rate of 5% or higher over the next five years, faster than the 3.6% rate for the global economy.
”By 2050, Africa’s population is anticipated to reach about 2 billion inhabitants, and more economic activities are taking place, counterbalancing the increasing population.According to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) research, here are the top 10 fastest growing African cities.
1. Accra, GhanaAccra, the capital, administrative and economic city of Ghana, is the largest in Ghana.
Ibadan is the largest city in Nigeria by landmass and the third most populated city after Lagos and Kano.Ibadan is the largest city in Nigeria by landmass and the third most populated city after Lagos and Kano.