The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation annual letter published on February 12th contained compelling facts and stories, but it is the median age of the African continent that sparked debate.
The median age of the African continent is just 18 years old.
In the letter, Bill observes the following:
|North America||35 years|
|South America||31 years|
In their letter, Bill and Melinda Gates note another significant pointer: by 2100, it’s projected that nearly half of the world’s children aged 0-4 years old will be in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In Africa, Niger’s median age is 15.4 years, putting the West African country as the youngest in the continent. Overall, these are the five youngest countries in Africa:
|Rank||Country||Median Age (Youngest)|