Africa


Africa’s potential demographic dividend
Marcus Roberts | Aug 19 2016 | comment  
It's not just about the number of young people.

Growing number of child brides in Africa
Marcus Roberts | Dec 2 2015 | comment  
UNICEF and the AU are worried about the projected numbers

The growing Church in Africa
Marcus Roberts | Nov 25 2015 | comment  
Pope Francis is about to visit an increasingly Catholic continent.

Chinese advice on how to control population growth
Marcus Roberts | Sep 26 2014 | comment  
We can assume it won't be good for either mothers or babies.

New United Nations population predictions alarm the West
Shannon Roberts | Sep 24 2014 | comment  
But are they to be trusted?

Will we all be African one day soon?
Shannon Roberts | Aug 21 2014 | comment  
By the end of this century 40% of all humans will be African - a radical demographic change.

Global hunger - gone in our lifetime?
Marcus Roberts | Nov 26 2013 | comment  
The head of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation thinks it is possible.

The “biggest best story in development”
Shannon Buckley | May 27 2012 | comment  
This month The Economist reports that Africa is currently experiencing significant falls in child mortality rates across the continent. Fantastic demographic news. In fact Michael Clemens of the Centre for Global Development names it “the biggest, best story in development”.

Africa passes billion mark
Michael Cook | Nov 23 2009 | comment  
A few interesting figures from the United Nations Population Fund report stand out.
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