04 May 2012

UN tips Africa, Asia to lead population growth
The Nation - Nigeria
United Nations report has said that Africa and Asia together would account for 86 per cent of all growth in the world’s urban population over the next four decades.''This unprecedented increase will pose new challenges in terms of jobs, housing and infrastructure,'' said the report, entitled: ``2011 Revision of the World Urbanisation Prospects. It was produced by the UN Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).''Africa’s urban population will increase from 414 million to more than 1.2 billion by 2050, while that of Asia will soar from 1.9 billion to 3.3 billion,'' ,…(6 April 2012)

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