Africa should prepare for population boom: UNICEF

12 August 2014 - According to UNICEF, over the next 35 years almost 2-billion babies will be born in Africa. Governments need to act immediately to make contingency plans, the organisation says. Video: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - According to UNICEF, over the next 35 years, almost two billion babies will be born in Africa.

If the continent and the world is to benefit from this, African governments need to act now.

Currently, 16 in every 100 of the world’s inhabitants are African. This will rise to 25 in 100 within the next 35 years, and 40 in 100 by the end of the century.

So, what does this mean? Watch the full story in the gallery.


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