Tag: population

Here’s why building new cities to meet Africa’s rapid urbanisation is a risky bet

By 2050 an estimated 2.5 billion more people will be added to urban areas, with 90% of this growth taking place in Africa and Asia. If managed effectively, Africa’s cities will drive the continent’s economic growth, and thereby help reduce poverty.

Improving public service delivery in Africa

Improving public service delivery in Africa

Nigeria’s identity database: Why it matters

Nigeria's identity database: Why it matters

Rwanda National Park receives land to expand mountain gorilla habitat

Conservation efforts in Rwanda have seen the population of mountain gorillas triple in the last seven years. As the population rises, accommodation is conservationists’ next concern. African Wildlife Foundation donated 27 hectares to Rwanda to expand the Volcanoes National Park which is home to the endangered animals.

There’s a strong chance that one-third of all people will be African by 2100

Gilles Pison | Sorbonne Universités The population of Africa is increasing rapidly. From an estimated 140 million in 1900, it had grown to a billion in 2010. According to United Nations “medium scenario” projections, this figure...

Nigeria: Finding opportunities where others fear to tread

A few years ago investors were very excited about investing in Africa outside of South Africa.