The Biggest Risk for Africa

J.M. Ledgard

The biggest risk for Africa is the unmet expectations of its youth. Half the population is under 19 years old.

The ratio of African youth to European youth will increase from 2.2 to 1 to 4 to 1 before 2025. The World Bank suggests that 75% of these young Africans will fail to find a salaried job in the next decade.