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Africa to dominate world growth

2011-10-25 22:27

Berlin - Africans currently make up around 15% of the estimated global population of 7 billion but this figure will increase to 35% by the end of the century, according to the German Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB).

The reason for the increase is the continued high birth rate in Africa. Europeans make up just 10% of the world's population, a drop of 50% since 1950. UN projections indicate that the percentage of Europeans will continue to drop, falling to around 6.7% of the global population by the year 2100.

Around 61% of world's population currently lives in Asia but this number could fall to 45% by the end of the century. The United States with 13% and Australia/Oceania with 0.6% of the global population will probably remain constant, according to the BiB.

Comments
  • Leon - 2011-10-26 06:11

    well if my wife tells me she got a headache i will just show her this report we need to breed and the west will provide the food

  • Smell - 2011-10-26 06:49

    The sad thing is that this kind of population explosion can only inversely be related to the amount of funds available to spend on the education and healthcare of each child. And where are the jobs going to be coming from - more crime?. Brother leaders please wake up and make family planning a priority if you wish Africa to emulate the success of the Asian countries. Wealth does not get delivered on a silver platter. I would not continue to count on the West to be able to help out struggling nations in the future - it is going to be grim indeed.

  • jack.kukard - 2011-10-26 07:30

    They breed like rabbits......

      Heibrin - 2011-10-26 07:49

      Yea, totally agree. If only we could get them to live of carrots and water...

  • Horst - 2011-10-26 07:37

    Well, yes, worrying, but lets face it, this is evolution and survival of the fittest at work. The African subspecies will keep on expanding and eventually displace all the other groups on this earth.

  • Clement - 2011-10-26 07:49

    AFRICANS NEED TO BE TAUGHT INORDER CONTROL BIRTH RATE BECAUSE THE RESOURCES WILL BE SCARCE YEARS TO COME

  • Gail - 2011-10-27 10:29

    I have just finished reading a really interesting book by an American Journalist who lived in China which as you know has a one child policy with an uneven ratio of men to women. He travelled into remote areas and explains how things work there in terms of govt vs remote population and education. One area he does not cover is crime however there is a very strong work ethic there and genuine entrepreneurship coming out of the least literate who are prepared to learn, earn minute salaries and expect nothing from govt. Drivng through China shows how China is evolving remarkably peacefully almost on a barter system through cooperation and realism. Of course this is Northern Hemisphere not north and South as in Africa which I believe is the difference. -Isms do not do it for me, it's about survival and resources ultimately - Law of the jungle and cycles of nature.

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