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Many girls in Dar es Salaam’s slums drop out of school because of the costs involved. ICT4D.at/Flickr

Jobs and paid-for schooling can keep Tanzanian girls from early marriages

Creating more opportunities for young women and girls to work and earn money is a possible solution to early marriages. Subsidising secondary education to keep poorer girls in school is another.
Kinshasa, 2016, capital of Republic of the Congo, and home to about 12 million people is one of the most populous cities in sub-Saharan Africa. Eduardo Soteras/AFP

There’s a strong chance that one-third of all people will be African by 2100

Will the African population inevitably quadruple by the end of the century? And what are the reasons for this extraordinary growth?

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