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Africa’s Child Population To Grow Significantly

BBC: Africa’s young to swell to 1bn by 2050, says UNICEF
“Africa’s under-18 population will swell by two-thirds to reach almost a billion by 2050, a new U.N. report says. The findings show a ‘massive shift in the world’s child population towards Africa,’ it says. Its projections indicate that by 2050, about 40% of all children will be in Africa, up from around 10% in 1950…” (8/12).

The Globe and Mail: Population boom: 40% of all humans will be African by end of century
“A seismic shift in demographic trends is transforming the world into an increasingly African place, creating huge economic opportunities, as well as new risks for political instability and extreme poverty, a United Nations agency says…” (York, 8/12).

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