Kenya's population growth was among the world's highest (photo:dpa)

Geopolitics: Kenya could benefit from population rise

Kenya's population has doubled in the last 25 years and will double again in the next 40. But education and population movements from rural to urban areas could boost development and lift the country towards its economic goals, says GIS expert Teresa Nogueira Pinto in this special report.

KENYA, considered to be the largest economy in east Africa, faces a population boom.

The number of people has doubled over the last 25 years to 41 million. And it is estimated to grow to 85 million by 2050.

Kenya has tried to tackle numbers since its population growth rates soared to among the world’s highest at 3.8 per cent a year in...

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 Teresa Nogueira Pinto
HIV is also a structural problem in Kenya with more than half the country’s hospital beds occupied by people with HIV related complications
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