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As the 8 billionth person is born

Here’s how Africa will shape the future of the planet’s population In mid-November 2022 the eight billionth person was born, according to the United Nations. In its analysis of this milestone, the UN makes two key observations. The first is that the global population has been expanding at its slowest rate …

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Uganda’s young men are dying

YOUNG MEN DYING: The puzzle of why numbers decline when they turn 20 Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda’s demographic projections are interesting; particularly on population distribution by gender between ages 15-24 years. Demographers The Independent has talked to say it is a well-known fact that women in Uganda …

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Tanzania sees good progress in population and housing census

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | At least 86.4 percent of Tanzanians had been counted by Saturday in the ongoing National Population and Housing Census that started Aug. 23, an official said Sunday. Seif Kuchengo, the coordinator of the National Population and Housing Census from the National Bureau of …

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Portugal becomes fastest aging country in EU

Portugal currently registers 182 elderly (aged 65 and above) for every 100 young people (aged up to 14) Lisbon, Portugal | Xinhua |  Portugal currently registers 182 elderly (aged 65 and above) for every 100 young people (aged up to 14), becoming the fastest aging country in the European Union …

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Tanzania population census slated for August 23

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan announced on Friday that the country’s National Population and Housing Census will be conducted on August 23, 2022, and urged citizens to be counted for their own benefit. President Hassan announced the date for the population census when …

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Turkey’s aging population dragging economy down

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is an ardent advocate of population increase and has called for families to have more children Ankara, Turkey | Xinhua | As a country that once boasted one of the youngest populations in Europe, Turkey has been aging fast in recent years, which is slowly dragging its …

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