A souk (market) in the old city of Tripoli. (Photo/ Flickr/ David Stanley)

Oldest African Cities; There’s More To Tripoli Than Current Turmoil


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AFRICA is still majority-rural, with 60% of its people living in the countryside; by the mid 2030s, this is expected to shift and Africa will becomes majority-urban. Despite the current rapid rate of urbanisation, cities are not new to Africa – some of the oldest cities on the continent are thousands of years old – and found mostly in the north and east African coasts.

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