World set to reach 8 billion people on 15 November 2022

Egide Mwemero

30 Jun 2022

As the Global Community today 11 July celebrates the World's population day,

As the Global Community today 11 July celebrates the World's population day,

the United Nations has released a report projecting the global population to

reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022.

In the report the UN says, India will surpass China as the most populous

country on earth in 2023.

Half of the 8th billion added to the world population was a result of Asia’s

demographic expansion. Africa made the second largest contribution (almost

400 million).

The report also indicates a net drop in birth rates in several developing

countries, more than half of the rise forecast in the world's population in the

coming decades will be concentrated in eight countries, which are the

Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the

Philippines and Tanzania.

This year's World's Population Day celebrations in Rwanda coincides with the

5th Population and Housing Census which will be conducted in August.

Rwanda's population which currently is estimated at 12.95 million in 2020, is

projected to surpass 20 million people in 2042 and 30 million people in 2076.

Around 70 percent is youth with 27.6 percent between the ages of 16 and 30.