About 10,000 Indians live in Ghana

Independence ArchA new data set published to coincide with the third India-Africa Summit says there are 10,000 Indian nationals living in Ghana.

There are over 1.5 million in South Africa and 891,894 Indians live in Mauritius.

According to the India-Africa Facts and Figures, published October 28, 2015, as of January 2015, the number of Indians and persons of Indian origin living in Africa was estimated to be 2.76 million which accounted for about 10 per cent of the total number of overseas Indians and persons of Indian origin.

“In Africa, most of Indians and persons of Indian origin were residing in South Africa (56 per cent) and Mauritius (32 per cent),” it said.

The report notes that between 1950 and 2015, the total population of Africa increased by 418 per cent while that of India and the World increased by 248 per cent and 191 per cent, respectively.

Furthermore, Africa’s population is expected to more than double in 2050 as compared to the current population. During the same period the population of India and the World will increase by only 30 per cent and 32 per cent respectively.

“In 2050 the population of Africa will account for a quarter of the world population, while the population of Africa and India together will account for 43 per cent of the world population,” the report jointly prepared by the Economic Commission for Africa and the Confederation of Indian Industry.

With the decline in fertility, the proportion of children in Africa is expected to decrease from 42.2 per cent to 32.2 per cent between 2015 and 2050. Similarly, in India the proportion of children
will decrease from 31.8 per cent to 19.1 per cent. The proportion of old age population is expected
 to increase by 3.5 and 9.9 percentage points in Africa and India respectively, it said.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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