Africa's Young Population - Opportunity or Risk?

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The average age in Africa is 18. Forty-six per cent of Malawians are under 15. Is this an opportunity for the continent as some economists suggest, or a ticking time bomb for Africa - with so many mouths to feed and so many young people out of work?

Picture: Secondary school girls in Malawi, Credit: Amos Gumulira/AFP/Getty Images

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Sun 2 Feb 2014 12:06 GMT