Famine

Global population to soar to 11 billion by 2100 as African population quadruples


By Jill Reilly June 2013 The Daily Mail UK

The world’s population will reach almost eleven billion by the end of the century because of soaring birth rates in Africa, according to new research.
The latest projection is about 800 million - eight percent - more than a previous UN forecast of 10.1 billion issued in 2011.

Researchers had expected fertility on the poorest continent where a woman will give birth to an average of 5.2 children in her lifetime, to fall more quickly than it has.

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