A crowd on Nairobi’s Haile Selassie Avenue. Sub-Saharan Africa’s population is expected to double to almost two billion by 2050. Photo/Phoebe Okall Nation Media Group
East Africa is already grappling with a bulge of unemployed youth and is far from achieving most of its Millennium Development Goals, with governments still relying heavily on donor funding to finance core activities.
It is estimated that if women have on average two children, then the population size will begin reducing and finally stabilise.