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Lagos' megacity dreams are a nightmare for many working people

Lagos, Nigeria, is Africa's largest city and it could double in size by 2050. As city officials and developers undertake a project they say will make Lagos a global city of the future, critics argue that megacity gentrification is hurting working people. A new land use tax increase threatens even more strain.

Rwanda, US eye trade war over $1 billion used clothing market

Selling America's used clothing — much of it donated to charities and the bulk of it originally made outside the United States — is a nearly $1 billion industry. Exports typically end up in poor nations. Africa is a key destination. But Rwanda wants to grow its own textile industry, and those used clothes are an obstacle.

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