By the numbers | Where water stress will be highest by 2050

Projected ratio of human water demand to water availability in 2050

By the numbers | Where trust in news is highest and lowest

South Africa and Nigeria rank high in a 2023 Reuters survey of respondents in selected countries on whether “you can trust news most of the time”

By the numbers | 5G closing in on 5-billion

Estimated/projected number of 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone subscriptions (billion)

By the numbers | Rise-and-shine times in 36 countries

South Africans are the world’s earliest risers, according to the World Population Review's latest alarm clock figures

By the numbers | High traffic on Everest

Estimated number of successful Everest ascents per year from 1953 to 2024

By the numbers | Carat colossi

The 10 largest diamond-producing countries in 2022

By the numbers | 2024: The super election year

This year national elections will be held in more than 60 countries

By the numbers | Top 10 global events of 2023

The top global news stories of the past year according to Google search trends

By the numbers | Where African enslaved people came from

The Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition was commemorated recently

By the numbers | The richest people in Africa

People/families in Africa with the highest net worth in 2022

By the numbers | Tennis’s goat debate

Number of Grand Slam singles titles won by professional tennis players in the Open Era (since 1968)

By the numbers | Africa’s top business cities

African cities ranked according to the global business cities index in 2022

By the numbers | Record-breaking heat in Europe

A heatwave rolled across Europe, breaking temperature records in its path

By the numbers | Leaders assassinated since 2000

Presidents/prime ministers/heads of state assassinated in the past two decades

By the numbers | Airbnb recovers from pandemic dip

Number of nights and experiences booked on Airbnb across the world

By the numbers | Where car use is rising and falling

Share of all trips taken by car in 2015 and 2050 by world region