Urbanization in Tropical Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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From the beginning of the nineteenth century, Africa1o historical centers found themselves outstripped by new-type, initially isolated, creations like Khartoum, founded by the Egyptians and Zanzibar reborn under the Muscat Arabs -a development that became more general, and above all endowed with-better resources, later when the continent was carved up by the colonial Powers in 1885. But it was only with the Second: World war that some of the colonial capitals began to grow inordinately and to create the problems they now present to the newly independent African States.