People in Central Africa

  • Children on the move from Africa do not first aim to go to Europe, new UNICEF study shows

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/29 Children on the move into Europe from Africa take the decision to leave home on their own and do not initially intend to go to Europe. For the majority the systematic trauma and abuse they witnessed or suffered in Libya caused them to flee to Europe and take the terrifying Central Mediterranean sea route, according to a new study commissioned by UNICEF and carried out by REACH.
  • 'Family Planning is Not Only Life-Saving, But Empowering'

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/12 "Contraceptives empower women. And empowered women ... well, they transform societies" Contraceptives are "one of the greatest anti-poverty innovations the world has ever known", philanthropist Melinda Gates said on Tuesday, calling for family planning to be a world priority. Access to birth control boosts economic productivity by allowing women to earn an gain and leads to smaller families with additional resources to spend on children's health and education, Gates said.
  • Africa population growth key at AU summit

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/02
  • Africa facing shortfall of 50 million jobs by 2040

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/02 Unemployment crisis will ravage the continent if it doesn’t opt for market-based development, according to statement by Tony Blair’s Institute Parts of Africa could face a massive unemployment crisis by 2040, with “catastrophic” consequences for the world economy, new research has found. The statement predicted a shortfall of 50 million jobs, which should serve as a “wake up call” for governments across much of the continent, inclunding international donors and agencies. According to the analysis by the Tony Blair Institute for World Change, based on world bank data, the labour force in sub-saharan Africa will be 823 million by 2040, up from 395 million in 2015. However, total number of jobs is only expected to hit 773 million, it said, leaving 50 million people in Africa unemployed.
  • Angola’s has estimated population of 25.78 million

    ANGOLA, 2016/05/17 The Angolan people is estimated to total 25,780,000 people, according to the final data of the General People and Housing Census conducted in 2014, said Thursday in Luanda the director general of the National Statistics Institute (INE). Camilo Ceita as well said that of that number 13,280,000 are women, representing 52 % of the total, and 12.49 million are men, equivalent to 48 %.
  • It is time to end the fiction about the parentage of Omar Bongo Ondimba

    GABON, 2016/04/04 Just days after Gabonese president Ali Bongo Ondimba announced he will be running for re-election, the controversy surrounding his legitimate birth place and nationality has bounced back.
  • Angola's population totals over 25.78 million people

    ANGOLA, 2016/03/26 The people of Angola is slightly over 25.78 million people, of which 6.94 million live in the capital, Luanda, according to final figures from the General People and Housing Census (RGPH) held in 2014. The data presented Wednesday in Luanda by the director general of the National Statistics Institute (INE), Camilo Ceita showed that of that total people 13,28 million, or 51.5 % are female.
  • Central African Republic's voters head to polls

    CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC, 2016/01/03 Presidential and legislative elections in the Central African Republic began on Wednesday morning, albeit with delayed opening of polling stations due to logistical challenges. The double elections which were initially supposed to be held on Sunday, were postponed for three days due to shortage of voting materials. Some 1.9 million registered voters are expected to turn out in 5,996 polling stations distributed across the 16 prefectures in the country. Thirty candidates are contesting for the presidency and 1,642 others are contesting for the 140 parliamentary seats, according to figures released by the National Elections Authority.
  • Africa’s demographics are driving global population growth

    AFRICA, 2013/09/15 Sewage spilling into the streets, shacks for homes and shanty towns stretching into the horizon. This is New York in the late 1800s, its grim scenes famously captured by local reporter Jacob Riis, who took chance of newly-invented flash photography to portray the city’s hard scrabble life The same was authentic of London, its own miserable conditions captured by the pen of Charles Dickens. The images conjured are little different to what one finds today across a lot of developing cities, whether Mumbai or Jakarta. And the experience of the New Yorks and Londons shows that a lot of of today’s most liveable cities were once anything but. So, how do cluttered urban sprawls become cities? And how do Africa’s people trends compare to other regions?