Plunging birth rates and COVID-related deaths have led to a population decline of over 2 million. However, Beijing says it has hit economic growth targets.
As a group of senior Gabonese military officers announce they have seized power and placed President Ali Bongo under house arrest, we take a closer look at Gabon's economic situation. The Central African nation is the fourth-largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa, but a third of its population lives below the poverty line. One particular source of frustration lies in the high levels of corruption: the country ranks 136th in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index.
6 Aug 2023
Japan lost 800,000 people last year, with births on record low and deaths on record high. The government has plans to reverse this trend, but many fear its efforts will fail.
12 Jun 2023
Nigeria, with an estimated population of about 200 million people, celebrates 22 years of returning to democratic rule on what is now known as Democracy Day today June 12. GuardianTV takes a look at how far and how well the Nigerian democracy has come after 22 years.
29 Apr 2023
Just this week he appointed his new right hand in the battle against rodents, Kathleen Corradi. Corradi has worked in the city's public school system for years. But experts say that Corradi's new job to "fight the real enemy — New York City's relentless rat population" will be a tall order.
21 Apr 2023
Some 15.3 million people in Germany, just under one in five nationwide, immigrated there at some point in their lives, according to new government statistics for 2022. Almost 5 million more were born to migrant parents.