De gevolgen van Afrika’s kolossale bevolkingsgroei

What will the immense population growth in Africa mean for Africa and the world? In his contribution to the series 'Africa: 60 years of independence' in Clingendael Spectator, ASCL researcher Ton Dietz predicts that the increasing wealth in Africa will lead to more migration to Europe, but also that Africa might well become the world's most attractive growth region in the second half of this millennium. 

Read Ton Dietz's article (in Dutch).

This is the third article in the Clingendael Spectator series on 60 years of independence, that coincides with the Africa 2020 year. Read the first article, written by Kiza Magendane, knowledge broker of The Broker, and the second article, written by ASCL researcher Jan Abbink.

Photo: Children in Malawi, 2013. © International Labour Organization ILO/Marcel Crozet/Flickr

Author(s) / editor(s)

Ton Dietz

About the author(s) / editor(s)

Ton Dietz

Ton Dietz was the director of the African Studies Centre Leiden and Professor of the Study of African Development at Leiden University from May 2010 until September 2017. Although officially retired, he is still active as co-chair of the Leiden African Studies Assembly (LeidenASA) and the Africa 2020 year.


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