African industrialization will help erase poverty, transform economies

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Overlooking the central market at closing time in Kumasi, the largest and one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in Ghana. Photo: Jonathan Ernst/World Bank (file)

Urban demand could be "a lever" for industrialization across Africa.

That's according to Giovanie Biha, Deputy Executive Secretary at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), which has launched a report on industrial development on the continent.

With an increasing fraction of the population living in cities, Africa faces growing challenges in terms of services and infrastructure.

Ms Biha spoke with Priscilla Lecomte about how this rapid urbanization could be beneficial, and propel economic growth.

Duration: 2'27"

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