In less than 3 generations, 41% of the world’s youth will be African

Sudanese billionaire, Mo Ibrahim’s foundation recently released a report on African youths titled, African Youths: Fulfilling the Potential.The report contains several interesting facts on Africa’s youthful population. Check them out below:

  • In less than 3 generations, 41% of the world’s youth will be African
  • By 2035, Africa’s labour force will be larger than China’s
  • At the end of the century, Africa will have the lowest dependency ratio in the world
  • Young Africans are more literate than their parents, but more unemployed
  • By 2050, over 1/4 of the world’s labour force will be African
  • Between 2010 and 2020, Africa will add 163 million people to its potential labour force
  • Over the next 10 years, there will be 108 million more school-age children in Africa
  • Africa spends more on secondary education than the global average
  • The youngest athlete in the 2012 Olympic Games was a 13 year-old Togolese swimmer
  • Image via The Guardian UK

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