Population growth projected in Africa as world hits 8 billion inhabitants
16 November 2022 | 2:53 pm
The world's population will likely hit an estimated 8 billion people on Tuesday, according to a United Nations projection, with much of the growth coming from developing nations in Africa. Among them is Nigeria, where resources are already stretched to the limit.
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