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African Millennials: Shaping the Future of Africa and Beyond

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African millennials are a growing force in Africa’s political and economic landscape. According to research, there are about 200 million millennials in Africa. They make up nearly 40 percent of the continent’s population, according to a report by the World Bank Group.

The report shows that African millennials want greater involvement in government and feel that they can shape the future of their countries through political engagement. However, they also say they face obstacles when it comes to political participation due to financial constraints and lack of information about how elections work.

African millennials are also highly educated, with more than half having at least some college education. Their education levels are expected to increase even further as more universities open across the continent.

A new generation is emerging in Africa, and they are different from the previous ones. They are called millennial, and they are an important demographic group in Africa’s economy.

Millennials are the generation born between 1980 and 2000. In the United States, millennials make up about a third of the population, with about 82 million people. In Africa, there are about 350 million millennials; this is more than half of the continent’s population.

With their numbers growing rapidly, millennials have become an important force in both politics and business in Africa. Here is what we can expect from this new generation:

Millennials want to be heard

Millennials are driven by passion and purpose — not money or power — and that’s why they want to use their skills for good causes like fighting poverty or creating jobs for others. This is one of the reasons why so many young people have joined protests against government corruption and bad economic policies in recent years: They want their voices heard above all else.

 

Millennials are the largest generation in history. There are around 1 billion millennials in China and India alone, and they’re being called the ‘center of gravity’ for the global economy.

In Africa, however, millennials are still a relatively small part of the population. They make up just under half of Africa’s population (47%), compared to 59% globally.

Millennials in Africa are facing their own unique set of challenges — from financial constraints to social issues like gender equality and sexual orientation — that are shaping their lives and those around them in some surprising ways.

Here are some trends you can expect to see from Africa’s millennial generation:

1) Millennials will make up a majority of voters by 2025

2) Millennials have more liberal views on marriage than older generations

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There are over 1 billion millennials in the world, and about 80% of them live in developing nations. Millennials are considered to be people born between 1980 and 2000.

Millennials have been known to be the largest demographic group in history, and they’re a force to be reckoned with.

In Africa, millennials are the largest generation of the population. They make up 35% of the continent. Currently, Africa has more than 438 million people aged between 15 and 34 years old. By 2025, that number will increase to around 600 million millennials.

Africa’s young population is often referred to as “the demographic dividend” because it has a positive effect on economic growth by contributing to increased productivity, consumption and savings due to large numbers of young people entering into the labor market at once.

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