Thursday, August 20, 2009

Africa Becomes Fastest Growing Continent

Africa now has one billion people and the highest population growth rate of any continent.

What institutions are building for-profit inroads into education there?

If you know of anyone, please let me know. I am interested to find K-12 for-profit education, online education, distance learning and post secondary institutions that treat Africa as a -- very large -- marketing demographic, as complex and as populous as it is.

Although population growth has slowed in North African countries such as Egypt and Tunisia, on average women in sub-Saharan Africa have more children than women elsewhere. While globally the average woman has 2,6 children, in sub-Saharan Africa she has 5.3 children (which is down from 6.7 children in around 1950). The world's highest fertility rate is in Niger, where women have on average 7.4 children.

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