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In the news

Africa has been mentioned 1241 times in the news, here is the latest:

Russia helps Africa no strings attached, unlike West -- diplomat
Africa's surprising new age of rail
China's solar power prowess can truly shine in energy-starved Africa
Read: SCMP link
Drought threatens millions of children in southern Africa
Read: ABC News link
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Profile

The continent Africa has a population of 1,247,879,858 spread across 54 countries and 5 regions. The land area of the continent is 29,652,434 km².

Politics

  • Armed forces personnel: 3,205,000.00
  • Democracy score: 3.97
  • Military expenditure: 2.29 % of GDP
  • Proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments: 24.86 %

Environment

  • Agricultural land: 11,566,550.99 km²
  • Alternative and nuclear energy: 2.60 % of total energy use
  • Carbon dioxide emissions (co2): 1,274,675.31 kt
  • Electricity production from coal sources: 12.43 % of total
  • Electricity production from natural gas sources: 23.04 % of total
  • Electricity production from hydroelectric sources: 35.73 % of total
  • Electricity production from nuclear sources: 0.18 % of total
  • Electricity production from oil sources: 24.15 % of total
  • Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric: 3.47 % of total
  • Net energy imports: -75.70 % of energy use
  • Fertility rate: 4.78 births per woman
  • Forest area: 6,318,624 km²
  • Fossil fuel energy consumption: 34.77 % of total
  • Other greenhouse gas emissions, hfc, pfc and sf6: 154,333.98 thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent
  • Median age: 15.80 years
  • Methane emissions: 1,127,093.46 kt of CO2 equivalent
  • Nitrous oxide emissions: 539,005.74 thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent
  • Female population: 624,060,602.00
  • Male population: 623,819,259.00
  • Renewable energy consumption: 55.45 % of total final energy consumption
  • Rural land area: 29,337,078.86 km²
  • Rural population: 708,133,910.00
  • Urban land area: 153,814.87 km²
  • Urban population: 539,745,948.00
  • Urban population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters : 2.77 % of total population

Global distribution of records in Africa

Evolution of historical electricity production from oil sources in Africa (%)

Evolution of historical electricity production from renewable sources in Africa (%)

Evolution of historical net energy imports in Africa

Evolution of historical average fertility rate in Africa

Evolution of historical total forest area in Africa

Evolution of historical fossil fuel energy consumption (% of total) in Africa

Evolution of historical other greenhouse gas emissions, HFC, PFC and SF6 in Africa

Evolution of historical internally displaced persons, by conflict and violence in Africa

Evolution of historical percentage of internet users in Africa

Evolution of historical total land area in Africa

Evolution of historical median age in Africa

Evolution of historical methane emissions in Africa

Evolution of historical net migration in Africa

Evolution of historical nitrous oxide emissions in Africa

Evolution of historical population in Africa

Evolution of historical female population in Africa

Evolution of historical male population in Africa

Evolution of historical renewable energy consumption (%) in Africa

Evolution of historical total rural land area in Africa

Evolution of historical rural population in Africa

Evolution of historical agricultural land in Africa

Evolution of historical total urban land in Africa

Evolution of historical urban population in Africa

Evolution of historical urban population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters in Africa

Evolution of historical alternative and nuclear energy (% of total energy use) in Africa

Evolution of historical carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) in Africa

Evolution of historical access to electricity in Africa

Evolution of historical electricity production from coal sources in Africa (% of total)

Evolution of historical electricity production from natural gas sources in Africa

Evolution of historical electricity production from hydroelectric sources in Africa

Evolution of historical electricity production from nuclear sources (%) in Africa

Countries in Africa

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Regions in Africa

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Health

  • Birth rate: 35.46 per 1,000 people
  • Death rate: 13.30 per 1,000 people
  • Health expenditure per capita: 138.34 current US$
  • Health expenditure: 5.62 % of GDP
  • Incidence of hiv: 0.85 per 1,000 uninfected population
  • Hospital beds: 2.37 per 1,000 people
  • Life expectancy at birth: 56.09 years
  • Suicide mortality rate: 8.85 per 100,000 population

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Source

This dashboard is based on data from: World Bank

Updated: 2 days ago

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