Food, Population and Conflict in Africa
Next to Asia, Africa is the largest continent, covering between a quarter and a fifth of all dry, ice-free, land on earth. Its mid-1980s population was 454 million people divided into 45 countries, ranging in population size from Nigeria, with at least 85 million people, to Swaziland, with 615 thousand. Outside the Sahara Desert, the average population density was about 25 people per square kilometre, in contrast to a density of 200 people per square kilometre in India, and 620 in Bangladesh.
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