Urbanization in Africa : levels, trends and prospects
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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This paper has been made of the data available to indicate the levels, trends and prospects of urbanization in Africa. Obviously these levels, trends and prospects are greatly affected by internal migration as it is generally accepted that the growth of African urban areas particularly cities, owes more to migration than to natural increase- Unfortunately data on internal migration do not permit, neither by its quantity or quality, an analysis commensurate to the magnitude of the problems. One cannot, therefore over emphasize the urgency of initiating an intensive.