Namibia has equivalent of 80% of its GDP in pension funds. Overall Africa has $1 trillion in pension funds lying idle and not being properly managed
Meet Africa's best mayors—they are behind the transformation of the continent's fast expanding cities
They hold the keys to the continent's burgeoning metropolises, a job that comes with its own unique set of challenges.
Visualising progress in health, food provision, political freedom, poverty and education - very revealing!
Culture is dynamic, and naming conventions are subject to change too. In fact, they could be a fairly reliable barometer of a changing continent.
“South Africa will not get back on top. Nigeria will have strong competition and by 2050 may have an economy smaller than DR Congo and Ethiopia.”
These countries are urbanising fastest in Africa—and this is how they could surprisingly change fortunes
China's successor? Believe it, Africa's chaotic cities are poised to catapult the region into new economic ground, and in a rather unexpected way.
He's all we've ever known! A new ranking for long-serving African leaders, relative to age of country population
In Angola and Zimbabwe, 80% of population born with the current leader in power; in relative terms, Burundi's Nkurunziza beats Algeria's Bouteflika
These numbers essentially make Ethiopia the one of the next superpowers--demographically speaking. But not for long.
Africa is not the source of most migrants, a Nigerien woman can expect to have seven children over her life time...here are the region's demographics.
A fifth of Africa's candles are imported by Angola alone, Nigeria produces two thirds of Africa's yams and a quarter of Africa's eggs
Bottom line: Africa is complicated.
The options are stark for sub-Saharan Africa, a new IMF study shows: Nurture growth, or perish.
Want Asian Tiger-like growth? New UN report says Africa can get it - but first must make fewer babies
Fewer babies herald an 'economic miracle' for Africa, but try telling that to the hordes of men who count their children in the tens.
A second look at Africa 2050: Continent's population boom could bring terrible headaches - but also mega riches
Continent's occupants will double in the next 35 years. Which are some of the areas worth watching?
Some countries risk invasion and collapse, especially those with a shortage of water and an abundance of women (we're half-serious).
By 2100, almost 1 billion people will live in Nigeria. The future of humanity is increasingly rooted in the continent, a new report shows.
Game of Numbers: Angola, Nigeria lead African countries where more than 60% of the population are 'ghost' citizens
A country should ideally count its people every ten years, but some regional states have been guess-timating their population for far longer.
By 2050, there will be an additional 2.2-billion people in the world. The world population will be 9.5-billion (or about 30% more than we are today).