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Africa Set To Have Massive Baby Boom, Which Will Challenge the Continent’s Resources

babyOne baby, many parents say, is a life-changer.

Two billion babies can change the world.

In the next 35 years, UNICEF predicts that Africa will see a massive baby boom—so massive, that by the year 2050, four out of 10 people on this planet will be African. Between now and 2050, some 1.8 billion new Africans will be born.

Africa is already home to one of the world’s youngest populations—the African Union says about two-thirds of the continent’s 1.1 billion people are younger than 35. Within the next few decades, an unprecedented number of youngsters will reach reproductive age.

Over the last few months, VOA reporters across the continent have examined this fascinating phenomenon from multiple angles. In our stories, we asked what effect this population explosion will have on public policy, on economics, on health, on cultural traditions and more.

We found that this baby boom could potentially transform this already dynamic continent while stretching resources, challenging governments and even changing family life.

In Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city and a magnet for immigrants from around Africa, VOA’s Anita Powell went to the front lines of this boom—an overflowing nursery school in the city’s diverse Yeoville neighborhood.

Nursery owner Princewell Elimiaga said he doesn’t need to read the reports to know that the population is growing. His classrooms are bursting with children from around the continent, who are taught in English but speak to each other in a perplexing and delightful mix of English and isiZulu, Johannesburg’s lingua franca.

There, teacher Thembisa Madlanga, a mother of one at the age of 23, said watching the population explode before her eyes has influenced her own reproductive plans. She said she plans to stop at baby number two.

“Because of the responsibility, I don’t think I will have five, I can’t manage to feed five,” she said with a laugh.

But academic researcher Koffi Kouakou of the University of the Witwatersrand said population growth is a serious public policy challenge—and that every African leader needs to be thinking about the future, now.

“If they don’t anticipate, there will be trouble, because the growth rate of the population might exceed the consumption of the resources that we’ll need to sustain that population,” he said. “And if that population becomes bigger and bigger, you’ll need new infrastructure, about housing, new cities, new building materials, new food, water. I mean, the list goes on and on.”

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10 thoughts on “Africa Set To Have Massive Baby Boom, Which Will Challenge the Continent’s Resources

  1. Jay Contreras says:

    So now we see why AIDS & Ebola and all the other bio-germ warfare agents were created by FT. Detrick…and why Africom is posted up in Africa..and why they are lacing vaccines with sterilization agents..ah, it ALL makes sense now…esp since THEY have the lowest birth rates in the world…can't have one WITH the other, now can we? lol…

  2. Ann Eds says:

    All True:

    –Psychopathic Racial Personality.
    Mon 29 Dec 2014 by Abagond.

    The psychopathic racial personality is a psychological disorder common to most white people. Not just White Americans but Europeans and Arabs too. We can tell because they act in a psychopathic way towards blacks:

    – self-centered
    – disregard for the rights of others.
    – violent
    – unfeeling
    – almost complete absence of ethical and moral development.
    – make commitments they do not intend to keep.
    – get angry when their integrity is called into question.
    – unable to accept blame or learn from experience.
    – lack of discipline or respect for authority.
    – take advantage of blacks without any guilt, anxiety or threat to their self-esteem.
    – unable to love deeply leading to sexual inadequacy – leading to rape, castration.
    and hypersexualization of blacks.
    – White behaviour towards blacks goes far beyond anything that can be accounted.
    for in any other way.

    Wright:

    The sustained sexual atrocities committed against the Black race by the White race has no parallel in history and there is no scientific explanation except under the rubric of psychopathology.

    The trouble with psychopaths is that most of them seem like nice people, at least at first. Unlike psychotics and neurotics, most can function in society, therefore few get sent to prisons or mental hospitals. And yet because they lack much of a conscience, they are capable of great evil and violence.

    They are beyond the help of religion and science, which they just twist or overlook.

    This disorder is what drives racism: “the oppression and exploitation of people because of their race.”.

    It even leads to black-on-black violence:

    Historically, the European system has encouraged the killing of Blacks. Because Blacks have been led to believe that they are part of the psychopath’s system, they simply follow the practice.

    Psychiatrists, both black and white, are taught to apply the medical model to their black patients. As Dr Samuel Cartwright did when he said runaway slaves suffered from a disease called drapetomania. He was not some nut – he was one of America’s leading experts on black disease in the 1800s. But because he assumed white society was healthy he saw blacks as screwed up.

    What this means:

    1. Whites have no moral feelings that you can appeal to. They know the difference between right and wrong but just do not care.

    2. There is no known cure for psychopaths. The only successful treatments are imprisonment, radical psycho-surgery or death.

    Therefore the only thing that will work for blacks is violence and revolution.

    ——-
    Let's hope not. Let us hope it doesn't come to this.

    I've chosen to ignore the generalization, because if the shoe doesn't fit, please don't put it on. –AnnEds
    https://abagond.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/psychopathic-racial-personality-2/#comments

  3. Ann Eds says:

    The white power structure collapses, which explains why they are seeking to impoverish and make permanent an underclass in America.

  4. Theodora Anagor says:

    It doesn't challenge the countries resources, Africa had virtually unlimited resources, they are just not evenly distributed.

  5. Monii Babez says:

    Black roots science said 1billion 8 million years ago! Nothing can stop this. Not even White supremacy !

  6. Hank Wilson says:

    100% correct you're, and Africa has had a "Marshall Plan" going out to the rest of the world for thousands of years. Africa, it has the ability to feed the whole world until man leaves this world or until one-part of racist humanity cause its on extinction!!

  7. people of color, this is their(white people) worst nightmare , you can see it in their commentary at times of how people of other race breeds like rats etc. this is part of their war on terror. poisoning and the use of chemtrails against people of color(Arabs, Africans) they're realizing that they'll be extinct soon.

  8. INTERESTING, IF WE WANT LET THERE BE 100 BILLION AFRICAN BABIES BY 2050, AFRICANS WE CAN THRIVE, MY JOY IS THE EYES OF OUR LEADERS HAVE BEGINING TO OPEN. AND I BELIEVE THAT OUR FOES WILL REAP FROM THE EVIL THEY [WHITES] AND ANCESTORS SOW. WE [ AFRICANS] WILL NOT FORGET THE PAST BECAUSE IT WILL GUIDE OUR FUTURE. WE DONT NEED WESTERN HELP, AN IGBO NIGERIAN DOCTORS CURED EBOLA, KENYAN DOCTOR DISCOVERED THE CURE FOR HIV, A NIGERIAN MEDICAL STUDENT DISCOVERED INSTANT METHOD OF DIAGNOSING ANTHRAX IN UMBC MARYLAND. U.S. AND PLEASE BUY YOUR KIDS SOME BLACK DOLLS, THE AFRICAN QUEEN DOLLS IS BEING DESIGNED AND SOLD BY BLACK ENTREPRENUERS ALL OVER THE WORLD LIKE MR OKOYA BELOW THESE LINK. THANK YOU

    http://atlantablackstar.com/2015/01/24/nigerian-entrepreneur-fills-void-black-dolls-queens-africa-naija-princess-dolls/

  9. INTERESTING, IF WE WANT LET THERE BE 100 BILLION AFRICAN BABIES BY 2050, AFRICANS WE CAN THRIVE, MY JOY IS THE EYES OF OUR LEADERS HAVE BEGINING TO OPEN. AND I BELIEVE THAT OUR FOES WILL REAP FROM THE EVIL THEY [WHITES] AND ANCESTORS SOW. WE [ AFRICANS] WILL NOT FORGET THE PAST BECAUSE IT WILL GUIDE OUR FUTURE. WE DONT NEED WESTERN HELP, AN IGBO NIGERIAN DOCTORS CURED EBOLA, KENYAN DOCTOR DISCOVERED THE CURE FOR HIV, A NIGERIAN MEDICAL STUDENT DISCOVERED INSTANT METHOD OF DIAGNOSING ANTHRAX IN UMBC MARYLAND. U.S. AND PLEASE BUY YOUR KIDS SOME BLACK DOLLS, THE AFRICAN QUEEN DOLLS IS BEING DESIGNED AND SOLD BY BLACK ENTREPRENUERS ALL OVER THE WORLD LIKE MR OKOYA BELOW THESE LINK. THANK YOU

    http://atlantablackstar.com/2015/01/24/nigerian-entrepreneur-fills-void-black-dolls-queens-africa-naija-princess-dolls/

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