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By 2050, Nigeria Will Account for 1 in 10 Births Globally – UN Report

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Kids & Parents - August 2014 - BellaNaija.com 01A new UN report says that Africa’s under-18 population will increase by two-thirds to reach almost a billion by 2050.

The report shows a massive shift in the world’s child populations towards Africa, and that child mortality rates will remain high.

According to the Generation 2030/Africa Report released by UNICEF, the United Nations’ child agency, Africa currently accounts for about half of child mortality globally and the proportion could rise to around 70% by 2050.

Over the next 35 years, almost two billion babies will be born in Africa and the continent’s population will double in size as a result of high fertility rates and rising numbers of women of reproductive age.

The report states that special attention should be given to Africa’s populous country Nigeria, as it already has the greatest number of births on the continent and will account for almost one in 10 births globally by 2050.

BBC Africa was first to report the story.

16 Comments

  1. kiki

    August 13, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Hunmmmmm! Ok ooooo remain mAke dem continue their colonization or import/ invent diseases wey go reduce us by force.
    I don’t trust their studies. There must be motive behind it. Oyinbo man no go crack him brain for notin.

  2. ROBINAHOOD

    August 13, 2014 at 7:36 am

    is this good news or bad news?

  3. Dee

    August 13, 2014 at 7:56 am

    That’s a lot. We need to chill the f out.

  4. 1 in 10 children globally will be born into suferring. How sad

  5. bruno

    August 13, 2014 at 8:27 am

    This is why nature has made gay people to reduce the population, in some parts of the world, you are only allowed to birth one child if you birth more than one, you will be jailed, nigeria will soon reach that stage just watch.

  6. not surprised

    August 13, 2014 at 8:27 am

    is that why they sent that agent of Ebola distributor?and i’m not surprised since every girl wants to get pregnant before marriage.

  7. CHY

    August 13, 2014 at 9:37 am

    NOT THE WORST THING ON PLANET. ABEG MEK WE HEAR WORD. NA ONLY NAIJA WAK COM. ODIKWA EGWU N’ELU EGWU.

  8. CHY

    August 13, 2014 at 9:49 am

    NOT THE WORST THING ON D PLANET. ABEG MEK WE HEAR WORD. NA ONLY NAIJA WAKA COM. ODIKWA EGWU N’ELU EGWU. EVERY OPPORTUNITY SOME STATISTICS COME OUT REFERENCING AFRICA, NIGERIA WILL BE HIT WITH SOME NEGATING STANCES. EBOLA CAME AND NOT UP TO 10 PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN NIGERIA, NOT EVEN UP UP 3 KNOWN CASES BUT CNN AND THEIR CLOUTS WONT TAKE NIGERIA OFF THEIR LIPS. TIRED OF IT. WHERE IS SOUTH AFRICA IN THIS STATISTICS. ABEG.

  9. ade

    August 13, 2014 at 9:55 am

    We are growing so fast and im pretty sure the government is not making plans for the future, they r worried and elections and having power and money! And everyone is practically of the mentality that getting married with children is what fulfills you as a human being on earth. People are hardly as dedicated to other institutions in a society as they are dedicated to the marriage and child bearing institution.. ( you have finished sch, what next??? rear children)

  10. manza shakes

    August 13, 2014 at 10:02 am

    We need youth empowerment not that

  11. fact.

    August 13, 2014 at 10:39 am

    @bruno u r a fool. I swear A gay s nt a healthy human being. God creatd evrytin in pairs. Positivn & negative. Hw can u b atractd 2 thesame tin u r. Wat a loss.
    @Ade u r a lunatic, boost of populatn s a blesin, important 4 development. Where s China, India, Russia, r dey underdevelopd? Naija wil make it 2 d top!
    D white pple hate us das y de r lukin 4 ways d kil us!

  12. NNENNE

    August 13, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    The irony is, as some Nigerians are busy complaining of poverty , they are greedily acquiring more wive, girlfriends and baby mamas. FAMILY PLANNING IS THE ANSWER!

  13. NNENNE

    August 13, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    ** more wives. **

  14. LagosOcrazy

    August 13, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    we like to do too much 😉
    lagosocrazy.blogspot.com/2014/08/money-money-money.html

  15. nene

    August 13, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    nigeria needs to enact a law like china. i know ibb wanted to this when he was in power. if you commit abortion, you answer to God. why should one woman give birth to 5,6, 7,8, 10 children? having more than 3 children should be illegal.

  16. Ayo

    August 14, 2014 at 12:02 am

    They are just warning us that we are expanding our population way faster than our resources. This should not be taken lightly. China and their leaders had the foresight to institute a one child policy so that they could position themselves better. We in Nigeria are always reluctant about making hard or decisive choices to move our country forward.

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