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Every week, Rural Reporters collate reports on development in rural Africa and its environs. The reports include some of our top picks from recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles which have been carefully selected to…

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I once visited Awori village, Lagos Nigeria, to photograph local mat-makers. This is an industry driven by elderly women. . - See more at: http://ruralreporters.com/mat-making-business-an-opportunity-in-lagos/ | Rural Reporters #Lagos   #Nigeria   #Business  

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“Today, 54 per cent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66 per cent by 2050,” the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs said in its 2014 revision of the World Urbanization Prospects report.

Projections indicate that urbanization combined with overall growth will contribute to the 2.5 billion jump, with 37 per cent of the projected growth in India, which currently has the largest rural population, China and Nigeria, in that order.

New Delhi, currently the world’s second most populous city with 25 million inhabitants, is expected to retain that spot through at least 2030, when its population is projected to reach 36 million.

The world’s largest city is Tokyo with 38 million inhabitants, and while its population is expected to decline to 37 million by 2030, it will remain at the top. Shanghai with 23 million inhabitants, and Mexico City, Mumbai and Sao Paolo, each with 21 million inhabitants, followed by Osaka with just over 20 million people, round up the top five spots.

The future demography is expected to change, with these so-called ‘mega-cities’ falling in rank as relatively smaller urban cities, particularly in developing countries, gain in population.

The most urbanized regions rights now include Northern America, where 82 per cent of the population lives in urban areas, followed by Latin America and the Caribbean with 80 per cent, and 73 per cent in Europe.

By contrast, Africa and Asia remain mostly rural, housing nearly 90 per cent of the world’s rural population. Their urban areas are on the rise, however, and while at least 40 per cent of the population in African and 48 per cent in Asia live in urban areas, they are projected to be home to 56 and 64 per cent urban, respectively, by 2050. More: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48240#.U7_H3I1dU01

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EDUCATION: A POWERFUL TOOL FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT . - See more at: http://ruralreporters.com/education-a-powerful-tool-for-rural-development/

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STOP THE LIP-SERVICE, RELOCATE GUTSURA . - See more at: http://ruralreporters.com/stop-the-lip-service-relocate-gutsura/ | Rural Reporters

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"NORTHERN NIGERIA IS JUST AS SAFE AS EVERYWHERE ELSE – by David Lawal" . - See more at: http://ruralreporters.com/northern-nigeria-is-just-as-safe-as-everywhere-else/ | Rural Reporters

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A man is the head of the family; this is no cliché in Bagega. . - See more at: http://ruralreporters.com/we-want-to-be-empowered-bagega-women/ | Rural Reporters #women   #Zamfara  

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