Four babies are born every second across the world. Many are born in abject poverty and many more will descend into poverty and startvation as the world's population explosion continues
The planet's 6 billion population is expanding with the biggest booms happening in less developed countries. In Africa the population has just exceeded 1 billion and thats set to double by the year 2050. Nigeria is the continents most populated country with 153 million people thats been predicted to rise to a whopping 285 in just 40 years time. Just who is to blame for not controlling - uncontrolled birth rates? And what's the impact on development in the continent?
Inside Story, with presenter Sohail Rahman, discusses.
-Nairobi: Alex Ezeh, Director of the African Population and Health Research Center.
-London: Cameron Duodu, a writer on African affairs.
-Washington DC: Mary Mederios Kent, a senior demographic editor at the Population Reference Bureau.