Is Africa's population growth rate a ticking time bomb?

Parliamentarians of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are taking quite an unusual step to curb the region’s growth rate, backing recent statements made by French President Emmanuel Macron at the G20 summit in Hamburg. According to him, Africa’s "civilizational" problems were in part due to women having "7 or 8 children". The ECOWAS politicians have called for measures to cut the birth rate in the region with women in the region required to have a maximum of three children each in order to cut the birth rate in half by 2030.

Priscilla Wolmer
Directrice de la rédaction