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Experts: Traffic is Growing Problem in Africa

As the African continent rapidly urbanizes, cities are swelling into megacities and a new problem is rearing its ugly head: traffic. U.N. Habitat, the U.N. agency for human settlements, says urbanization rates reached 40 percent in Africa in 2010, and are projected to reach 60 percent in 2050. Johannesburg taxi driver Abner Mamabolo knows this all too well.  In the three years that he’s been driving around the Sandton business district in the heart of Africa’s economic hub, he’s...

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