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Baby in Cape Town, South Africa. By 2050, nearly half of the world's babies will be African. (Photo/ Flickr/ Jonathan Morgan)

Africa Population Growth Trends To 2050; Two Billion Babies Coming Soon

In the next 35 years Nigeria will account for almost 10% of all births in the world; at a projected 104 million Uganda will (incredibly) be inching close to Egypt.


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A sample of hematite from South Africa, an important ore of iron. (Photo/ Flickr/ Jake Slagle)

Commodity Market Collapse And Why Liberia Is In Dire Straits

All but three of the twenty major commodities in this dataset have declined over the past five years. For nineteen African countries, one of these five commodities is the leading export earner.


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In 2015, many governments dipped into their reserves and pumped dollars into the market to support their respective currencies (Photo/ Flickr/ Abbyflatcoat)

Foreign Currency Reserves In Africa, End-2015; Some Are In Tatters

Though the majority of African countries are in the clear, for those that are not, the data shows there is little relationship between national savings and national wealth, economic size, growth rates, or political stability.