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The population of Bujumbura in Burundi is set to grow by 123% by 2035. Image: REUTERS/Evrard Ngendakumana

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Image: Luc Gnago/Reuters
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Image: Emmanuel Herman/Reuters
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Mozambique Image: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
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Niger. Image: Joe Penney/Reuters
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Congo Image: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
cities growth demographics change increase size Africa populations malawi Lilongwe Ouagadougou Burkina Faso Uige Angola Bobo-Dioulasso Burkina Faso Dar es Salaam Tanzania Tete Mozambique Niamey Niger Bunia Congo Gwagwalada Nigeria Mwanza Tanzania Songea Tanzania Kabinda Congo Kampala Uganda Zinder Niger Bujumbura Burundi cities smart urban urbanization development growth growing inclsuive inclusivity poverty tech technology science data electricity electric power fourth industrial revolution 4ir progress advancement power new revolutionary robot robotics ai artificial intelligence machine learning
Tanzania Image: REUTERS/ Emmanuel Kwitema
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Songea, Tanzania. Image: Songea Municipal Council
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Kampala, Uganda. Image: James Akrena/Reuters
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Zinder, Niger Image: Wikimedia Commons
cities growth demographics change increase size Africa populations malawi Lilongwe Ouagadougou Burkina Faso Uige Angola Bobo-Dioulasso Burkina Faso Dar es Salaam Tanzania Tete Mozambique Niamey Niger Bunia Congo Gwagwalada Nigeria Mwanza Tanzania Songea Tanzania Kabinda Congo Kampala Uganda Zinder Niger Bujumbura Burundi cities smart urban urbanization development growth growing inclsuive inclusivity poverty tech technology science data electricity electric power fourth industrial revolution 4ir progress advancement power new revolutionary robot robotics ai artificial intelligence machine learning  An artist jumps as traditional drummers perform the royal drum dance during the UNESCO organized drum festival in Gitega, near Burundian capital Bujumbura, April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Evrard Ngendakumana - GF10000392539
Burundi Image: REUTERS/Evrard Ngendakumana
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