A population boom in Africa in the next 40 or more years is not only likely to have profound consequences for the continent, it could also have a major effect on the geopolitical landscape. The first in a two-part series on the rapidly increasing population looks at the figures, the causes behind the growth, and the need for adequate planning and investment to avoid a disaster scenario.

AFRICA’S fast-growing population boom is being seen as both a blessing and a curse with some seeing it as a decisive boost for economic growth and a unique opportunity for development.

The dramatic growth began in the second half of the 20th century, when the number of people on the cont...

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 Teresa Nogueira Pinto
This would represent a dramatic shift in the world`s labour force, with Africa likely to replace China as the biggest contributor to the global work force
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