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Africa's smaller cities are usually overlooked: they shouldn't be

By Astrid R.N. Haas, Fellow, Infrastructure Institute, School of Cities, University of Toronto
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Often when one thinks or writes about urbanisation in Africa, mega-cities or primary cities like Lagos, Nairobi, Addis Ababa or Kampala, come to mind. Little, however, is written about places like Gabés in Tunisia, Touba-Mbacké in Senegal, or Ibadan in Nigeria. Yet these are just three of an estimated 885 secondary, or intermediary, cities in Africa that already account for over 40%…The Conversation


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