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Vol 54 No 5

Published 1st March 2013


Nigeria

Eko Atlantic arises from the sea bed

A lavish launch on 21 February for Eko Atlantic City brought the political and business elite into an awkward communion. On reclaimed land adjacent to the upmarket Victoria Island area of Lagos, the controversial Eko Atlantic consists of some 5 million square metres of reclaimed land reaching out seven kilometres into the ocean from Bar Beach. Its grand cheerleaders boast that its area matches that of New York’s Manhattan Island.

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