As we note on our blog, the UN says that the total number of people will probably grow from 7.3 billion today, to 9.7 billion in 2050.

Over 50% of global population growth between now and 2050 is expected to occur in Africa.

Of the additional 2.4 billion people projected to be added to the global population between 2015 and 2050, 1.3 billion of these will be in Africa.  As a result, Africa’s share of global population is projected to grow to 25% in 2050, and 39% by 2100.

In Africa, children under 15 now account for 41% of the population and young people aged 15 to 24 account for a further 19%.  By 2050, it is reckoned that over one-third of children under 15 will live in sub-Saharan Africa.

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