By 2050, a quarter of the world’s people will be African – this will shape our future

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Date of Publication: January 20

Year of Publication: 2022

Publication City: London, UK

Publisher: The Guardian

Author(s): Edward Paice

Africa’s unprecedented population growth will impact geopolitics, global trade, migration and almost every aspect of life. It’s time for a reimagining of the continent

In 2022 the world’s population will pass 8 billion. It has increased by a third in just two decades. By 2050, there will be about 9.5 billion of us on the planet, according to respected demographers. This makes recent comments by Elon Musk baffling. According to him, “the low birthrate and the rapidly declining birthrate” is “one of the biggest risks to civilisation”.

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