Thursday, 9 March 2017

Africa's Population Explosion

Source: "What Africa will look like in 100 years", The Telegraph, 11th March 2016, by Ashley Kirk

Ashley Kirk reported, "(...) By 2050, more than half of Africa’s 2.2bn people will live in its rapidly expanding cities. That’s the equivalent of the population of China. The UN has counted 71 African cities with a population higher than 750,000, many of which lack the infrastructure to support large populations. These cities are growing at an unstoppable pace - expected to hold 100m more people in 2025 than they did in 2010. The UN has warned: "The continent continues to suffer under very rapid urban growth accompanied by massive urban poverty and many other social problems. (...) "The overarching challenge for Africa in the decades to come is massive population growth in a context of widespread poverty", Joan Clos, United Nations (...)"

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