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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Selling America's used clothing — much of it donated to charities and the bulk of it originally made outside the United States — is a nearly $1 billion industry.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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U.N. food plan

The World's Jeb Sharp reports that United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon will lead a new UN task force to tackle the global food crisis, and Ban says the first priority will be to feed the world's hungry and prevent social unrest around the globe.

Global Politics

U.S. policy in Somalia

The World's Jeb Sharp reports on the factors influencing United States policy in Somalia. Critics say attacks like the one in Somalia today may undermine efforts to forge a peace deal there.