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Reported cases by region #E4T

African governments need more of everything in the fight against COVID-19 

By Tanou Balde and Amma Panin

Reported cases by region #E4T

The COVID-19 pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa: surging or spared? What data reveals

By Tanou Balde, Pierre Mandon, Hannah Niemeyer, Amma Panin and Alexis Rivera Ballesteros

Reported cases by region #E4T

Reported cases of COVID-19 in Africa

By James Cust and Alexis Rivera Ballesteros

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Striking statistics and infographics

Latest publications

Africa’s underrepresentation in science

Count of scientific and technical journal articles published between 2003 and 2016 per million people in 2017.

World’s poverty share

By 2030, 64% of the world’s poor will reside in resource-rich Sub-Saharan Africa.

Share of the world’s population by region

By 2030, one in four people in the world will be living in Sub-Saharan Africa.  While the world’s population growth is declining, in Sub-Saharan Africa it is still at the same rate.