No Continent for Young Men

The average African is 19 years old. The continent’s average politician is 62 and getting older — and more authoritarian.

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Africa has the world’s youngest population, but it’s ruled by a legion of old men. While the average African is nineteen years old, the continent’s average politician is sixty-two. For the past two decades, leaders in the Global North have fretted about demographic aging and its impact on the welfare state. Africa does not have […]

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