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Welcome to the African Population History Network (APHiN)!

“You may, no doubt, find it odd that to answer the two questions forming the core of our subject — ‘Where are we?’ and ‘Where are we headed?’ — we begin by answering a third: ‘Where were we yesterday and the day before?’. This reference to the past is, however, essential, for it alone can tell us about the day after.”
Louis Henry, public lecture, 20 March 1950.