Lagos: Africa's New York City

<p>This video from <em>Current</em> profiles Lagos, Nigeria, the world's fastest growing megacity.</p>
December 11, 2007, 12pm PST | Nate Berg
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Only 300,000 people lived in Lagos in 1950, but now the United Nations number it amongst the world's megacities -- those with populations above 10 million.

The mass rural-to-urban migration has flooded the city with squatter camps and slums. But the low availability of jobs has created a bustling and chaotic informal economy.

Unregulated housing, poor access to sanitation, traffic, and overpopulation are some of the major problems facing this rapidly changing African metropolis.

Thanks to Boing Boing

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Published on Thursday, November 8, 2007 in Current
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