And throughout the continent the health of the population is improving.
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After long years of oppressive colonial rule, ...
Colonial Africa in 1912
This map is from the World Bank's World Development Report (2009) - online here.
...and decades of brutal dictatorships...
...many countries in Africa are now becoming democratic!
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And what is happening in Africa is important for the entire world: Currently there are 1 billion people living in Africa, by the end of the century there will be 4 billion (UN medium fertility projection).
One of the most important recent changes is that Africa started growing, and poverty is now falling rapidly.