Abidjan-Lagos Megalopolis

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WITH a horizon full of skyscrapers and a motorway set to span the length of five countries, Africa is fast becoming home to the world's first megalopolis.

The sprawling zone stretches almost 1,000km alongΒ Africa's west coast - starting in Abidjan and ending in Lagos - and is set to house half a billion people within decades.

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New high-rise buildings and tourism facilities will be built as the cities mergeCredit: YouTube/Visit Ghana

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The megalopolis will sprawl across five countriesCredit: YouTube/Visit Ghana

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The mega-zone is set to be home to half a billion by the end of the centuryCredit: Getty