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UNDESA. (2010). The World Urbanisation Prospects, The 2009 Revision.
Uploaded on Wednesday 01 Feb 2012
Slum population in urban Africa
Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
One of the major challenges of urbanisation in Africa is the rapid expansion of areas of informal settlements. These slum areas tend to lack infrastructure such as pipe-borne water and sewerage, and services such as garbage collection and waste management are often non-existent.