Can Satellite Cities Solve Africa's Urbanisation Problem?

Plans for “satellite cities” are mushrooming across sub-Saharan Africa, in response to rapid urbanization. But these developments will only make things worse, critics say.

Governments in sub-Saharan Africa are too happy to see private developers take on the burden of urban development. This has led to numerous plans for "satellite cities," from Nigeria’s Eko Atlantic to the DRC’s La Cité du Fleuve, to Ghana’s Hope City. In this essay for Kenya's Business Daily, Flavie Halais goes over the reasons why satellite cities will cause more problems than it will solve.

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