Africa is the second-largest and second most populous continent on earth with an estimated population in of 1. Africa is home to 54 recognized sovereign states and countries, 9 territories and 2 de facto independent states with very little recognition. The UN Population Fund stated in that the population of Africa had hit the one billion mark and had therefore doubled in size over the course of 27 years. The life expectancy is also low — less than 50 in many nations and averaging 52 across the continent as a whole. This has reduced considerably over the course of the last twenty years with a widespread HIV and AIDS epidemic taking much of the blame for that statistic. Infant mortality is also extremely high, and in Mali , it is reported that there are deaths per 1, live births.
Introduction to the African Diaspora across the world
Indigenous peoples in South Africa - IWGIA - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs
For centuries, people of African descent living in the African Diaspora, were marginalized as part of the legacy of slavery and colonialism. There has been progress but the situation persists, to varying degrees, in many parts of the world. The factors that lead to poverty among people of African descent are mainly structural. Discrimination is apparent in the unequal access these groups have to basic services. People of African descent are often disadvantaged, for example, in access to education, health-care, markets, loans and technology.
Indigenous peoples in South Africa
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