World's Poorest Will Live in Nigeria, DR Congo By 2050 - Report

A new report released by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has predicted that by 2050, more than 40% of the extremely poor people in the world will live in these two countries. To prevent this, the research suggests investing in the health and education of young people, or human capital and improving access to birth control. Africa predominantly has a young population, with nearly 60% under the age of 25. The median age is 18.

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