- by 2100, almost half the children under 18 in the world will be African. At the moment the share is only a quarter.
- by 2100, Africa will have 4,2 billion people, against 1,1 billion today
- by 2050, Africans under 18 will reach almost 1 billion.
- the number of children a african woman can expect to have in her lifetime is 4,7. In Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world is 7,8. The figure in America is 2,0 and in East Asia 1,7.
- Africa covers a quarter of the globe’s land mass but hosts only 15% of its population