Ethiopia: Urbanisation's Store of Value

[Addis Fortune]The rate of urbanisation is growing in both developed and developing countries, and the rapid rise in Africa in particular has received wide attention around the world. Indeed, urbanisation can mean that there is an improvement in the social status of people living in rural areas, or the upgrading or renaming of rural areas as urban centres, or it can represent the physical growth of urban areas as a result of rural migration and even suburban concentration into cities, particularly the very large ones.