It’s not all gloomy
Before you think the continent's future is gloomy, note that the WEF provides a few numbers that prove the future is African.
54 per cent: Africa will account for more than half (54 per cent) of the 2.4 billion global population growth in coming decades.The United Nations predicts that between 2015 and 2050, Africa will add 1.3 billion people, more than doubling its current population of 1.2 billion.
As part of the continent's phenomenal population growth, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) predicts that two billion babies will be born in Africa over the next 33 years.
High fertility and improving child survival rates mean that by 2050, 40 per cent of under-fives and more than a third of all children under 18 will be African. In 1950, only about 10 per cent of the world's children were African (Figures provided by the World Economic Forum). – SAnews.gov.za