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Tanzania: No Plan To Limit Number Of Children A Family Can Have

Tanzania: No Plan To Limit Number Of Children A Family Can Have

The government has no plan to introduce a family planning policy to limit the number of children in a family. This was revealed in Parliament on Friday by deputy minister of Finance and Planning, Dr Ashatu Kijaji, when she was responding to Ms Magdalena Sakaya (Kaliua-CUF), who wanted to know if the government planned to […]

Egypt’s Capital Set To Grow By Half A Million In 2017

Egypt’s Capital Set To Grow By Half A Million In 2017

Cairo’s population is set to grow by 500,000 this year, more than any other city in the world, adding to the pressure on an Egyptian economy struggling to recover from six years of political turmoil. Greater Cairo, a metropolitan area including Cairo and parts of the Giza and Qalyubia provinces, is home to some 22.8 […]

Civil Society Pushes for EAC Gender Equality Bill

Civil Society Pushes for EAC Gender Equality Bill

The Eastern African Sub-regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI), together with affiliated regional civil society organisations are pushing for the enactment of a gender equality and development bill in the East African Community. This is part of advocacy efforts to protect and promote gender equality and women rights within the region, where […]

High Birth Rates And Poverty Undermine A Generation Of African Children – Report

High Birth Rates And Poverty Undermine A Generation Of African Children – Report

African children will make up nearly half the world’s poorest people by 2030 if nothing is done to reverse existing trends, according to a report. Despite economic growth, one in five children will live in poverty because of high fertility rates, inequality and deep-seated privation, according to the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). The first of […]

More People In Less Space: Rapid Urbanisation Threatens Global Health

More People In Less Space: Rapid Urbanisation Threatens Global Health

The global population looks set to rise to 9.7 billion people by 2050, when it is expected that more than two-thirds of humanity will be living in urban areas. The global health community is bracing itself. Compared to a more traditional rural existence, the shift in lifestyle and inevitable increase in exposure to pollution will […]

Over-Populated Or Under-Developed? The Real Story Of Population Growth

Over-Populated Or Under-Developed? The Real Story Of Population Growth

Global population hit 7.3 billion midway through 2015, an increase of 2 billion since 1990. It will continue to climb steadily, according to forecasters, reaching 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion in 2100. But there is more to the population story than unprecedented numbers. The rate of growth is continuing […]