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Market Snapshot: Africa

The world is in the midst of a global power and population shift from developed to emerging economies. Africa has become an increasingly important continent for international student recruitment, and is home to a number of significant emerging markets, notably Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda.

Africa’s college-aged population is projected to grow strongly for decades to come. British Council forecasts project that five of the top ten fastest-growing 18-to-22-year-old populations through 2025 will be in Africa, and that the continent’s youth population will surpass that of Asia somewhere around 2080.