Salt miners in Afar, Ethiopia. The country's youth have increasingly higher aspirations and expectations due to the possibilities they see, given the countrys economic growth. (Photo/ Flickr/ Andrea Moroni)

The ‘Youth Bulge’ Doesn’t Have To Be A Problem: Here’s Ethiopia’s Big Opportunity

Young people in different parts of southern Ethiopia expressed a deep sense of hopelessness and a fear that they would remain trapped in poverty.


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Lagos, Nigeria.

From Lagos to Kinshasa, Africa’s Mega Cities Have Some Mega Problems With Numbers

Population censuses in Africa tend to be a very political affairs, for good reason. But if you are a decision maker in Africa today you should be worried about your next census (and its results). Here’s why


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Construction workers in Ethiopia. Between 2000 and 2010, Africa’s labour force expanded by 91 million. (Photo/Simon Davis/DFID)

22 Million Young People Joined Africa’s Labour Force In 2015, Here’s What We Need To Watch

Creating sufficient stable employment to absorb this growing potential labour force will be the greatest challenge going forward for African governments

Uganda: Population Trends

Within the next few decades, the east African nation of Uganda is likely to have the highest population growth in the world. Its leader, President Yoweri Museveni has called the nation’s population explosion a “great resource”