Matthias Basedau / Charlotte Heyl / Eckart Woertz

Population Growth and Security in Africa: Myth or Underestimated Risk?

Policy paper | 2021


  • Number of Pages

    32

    Publisher

    German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Location

    Hamburg

    Prof. Dr. Matthias Basedau

    Director of the GIGA Institute for African Affairs / Editor GIGA Focus Africa

    T. +49 (0)40 - 428 25-517matthias.basedau@giga-hamburg.de


    Prof. Dr. Eckart Woertz

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies

    T. +49 (0)40 - 428 25-504eckart.woertz@giga-hamburg.de

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