900 million more Africans will be living in cities by 2050

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Amadou Oumarou. UN Photo/Matt Wells.

Around 900 million people will move to cities in Africa over the next 35 years, according to a director of the African Development Bank, who is attending the UN's Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador.

Amadou  Oumarou, who hails from Cameroon, said that the "future of society" across the continent will be based on steadily-growing cities.

Habitat III has brought national and local leaders from around the world together to re-think how cities can become more sustainable, inclusive and resilient in the years ahead.

Matthew Wells asked Mr Oumarou how important the conference and the adoption of a New Urban Agenda is, for African cities.

Duration: 5'30"

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