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In 1950, Africa only made up 9 per cent of the world’s population right? But according to a report by the United Nations, that will change by the end of the century; the numbers will increase substantially, with 40 per cent of humanity being of African descent.

Yes. 40 percent.

There’s been a seismic shift in demographic trends, and its said to be transforming the world into an increasingly African place that will make way for huge economic opportunities and new risks for political instability and extreme poverty, according to a United Nations agency says.

“The future of humanity is increasingly African,” says a report by the UN children’s agency to be issued on Tuesday, based on revised population forecasts that reveal an unprecedented demographic shift this century.

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