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During the last 60 years sub-Sahara Africa has seen an unprecedented population increase growth. In 1950, its total population amounted to some 200 million. Today, it is close to one billion, more than one third of whom illiterate! For the middle of the century, the UN Population Bureau projects more than 2 billion people, four… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

The biggest socio-economic problem North Africa will face in the coming 20 years is to put its millions of young people to work. Egypt alone will need to absorb one million youngsters newly arriving annually at labour market, in addition to several million chronically unemployed. To that end it will have to engage in massive… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Only specialists know about INGA, the site for the biggest hydropower potential in the world, situated on the Congo River, some 200 km downstream from Kinshasa. With its 44 GW, it is able to generate more hydropower than either the Itaipu or the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze, so far the biggest hydropower plants… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein