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This Report goes above and beyond the first Report, which provided a general overview of housing and urban management issues in Africa. While examining poverty, slum incidence and governance, this Report sheds more light on inequity in African cities, and in this respect follows the main theme of the global State of the World’s Cities 2010 Report. Through an analytical survey of several African cities, the Report examines urban growth, social conditions in slums, environmental and energy issues and the role of urban land markets in accessing land and housing. This Report delves into the main urban challenges facing African cities, while provoking dialogue and discussion on the role of African cities in improving national, regional and local economies through sustainable and equitable development.