Population in Africa
The vast and diverse continent of Africa is home to 1.3 billion people, or 17% of the global population. The population of Africa, in particular sub-Saharan Africa, is growing faster than anywhere else, due to slow progress in bringing down fertility rates.
More than half of global population growth between now and 2050 is expected to occur in Africa. The 54 countries that make up the continent contain some of the world's most populous nations. Nigeria alone is currently home to over 200 million and its population is expected to double by 2050, making it the third largest country in the world.
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