Lagos, Nigeria: UN MDG

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Lagos is the second most populous city in Africa, following Cairo. The United Nations predicts that by 2025 Lagos will be the 11th largest city in the world.

Lagos' Commissioner for Public Planning has said that 6,000 people arrive in the city every day; other sources cite 10,000 new arrivals per week. In any event, these new residents, who have likely left a place that is even more desperately poor than Lagos, face hardships that are representative of the struggles of hundreds...
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