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On an increasingly youthful continent, life expectancy is growing, too

On an increasingly youthful continent, life expectancy is growing, too

SETH ONYANGO, BIRD STORY AGENCY WITH a median age of 25, Africa's population - already the youngest in the world - will also see people living longer as more Africans adopt healthier lifestyles, boost incomes and access better education. Recent Statista figures show for those born in 2021, the average life expectancy at birth across Africa was 63 years for males and 66 years for females. It is a significant leap from 1950 when it topped a mere 36 years, with the African Development Bank (AfDB) now projecting that life expectancy in the continent to edge up over 70 years…
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