Infosheet: Africa in the 21st Century

This Infosheet describes Africa in the 21st Century. It has sections about Africa’s development: 2001-2016; Africa’s demography: long-term trends; Africa’s urbanization trends; and the demographic dividend. The infosheet provides statistics, graphs and maps.

This is Infosheet no. 29. Read the full text.



Author(s) / editor(s)

Ton Dietz & Akinyinka Akinyoade

About the author(s) / editor(s)

Ton Dietz is former director of the African Studies Centre Leiden and Em. Professor of the Study of African Development at Leiden University.

Akinyinka Akinyoade is a senior researcher at the African Studies Centre Leiden. 

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