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16 New Facts About Africa’s Population That You Need To Know

AFRICANGLOBE - The world’s population is currently estimated to be 7.3 billion—with one billion of these added in just the last 12 years. Sixteen per cent, or 1.2 billion of those people live in Africa, while the vast majority of 4.4 billion, or 60% are in Asia. This gap will be steadily and determinedly chipped at this century.

A Quarter Of The World’s Population Will Live In Africa By...

AFRICANGLOBE - As of mid-2015, the world’s population stands at 7.3 billion, according to a new estimate by the United Nations. Over half of the world lives in Asia and a little under a fifth live in Africa. But in 35 years, that picture will look radically different.

Africa’s Population Will Quadruple By 2100. What Does That Mean For...

AFRICANGLOBE - Global population levels are expected to increase from a current figure of 7.2 billion to nearly 11 billion by 2100, according to the U.N. Previously, it was believed the world’s population would peak at around 9.5 billion. Nearly all of this new growth, meanwhile, will occur in Africa, which is expected to quadruple in size.

85 Richest People Own The Wealth Of Half The World’s Population...

AFRICANGLOBE - Wealthy elites have co-opted political power to rig the rules of the economic game, undermining democracy and creating a world where the 85 richest people own the wealth of half of the world's population, worldwide development organization Oxfam warns in a report published today.