Population refers to a collection of humans. Demography is a social science charge with the responsibility of the statistical study of populations. Population, in simpler terms, is the number of people in a city or town, region, country, or world; the population is usually determined by a process called census; a process of collecting, analyzing, compiling, and publishing data. Therefore, the Census is a very important exercise that helps to determine the number of people in a given location at a particular time.
According to the United Nations Statistics Division under the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) as the central mechanism within the Secretariat of the United Nations to supply the statistical needs and coordinating activities of the global statistical system. The Division states that the world population as of 2019 stands at 7.7 billion people.
The world’s most populous continent is Asia with China and India the most populous nations on the planet. It’s 4.5 billion people (as of June 2019) constitute roughly 60% of the world’s population Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.3 million km2 (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth’s total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.3 billion people as of 2018, it accounts for about 16% of the world’s human population.
With Africa being one of the least developed continents on the planet and accounting for about 16% of the world’s population, the continent posses a great threat to the developed countries more especially the USA and most European nations with illegal migration to these developed countries. The fear is that if more Africans migrated to developed countries, they would easily take the developed countries as most of the developed nations are experiencing a decline in the population of the original natives of these countries.
The population of Africa because it is not developed posses a great challenge to the developed countries. The insistence on Africa being the testing ground for the Covid-19 vaccine is partly to the growing population on the African continent. The developed countries are scared of the African population as it may take over the developed countries. In the case of war, a bigger population stands a better chance of winning the war. Developed countries plan strategically just in case the world would plunge into another war, they don’t stand chance of winning the war.
Bringing the vaccine trials to the African continent is to cartel the African continent’s population from escalating beyond their control measures. Family planning tablets are highly encouraged by African women in order to prevent them from giving birth to more children to add to the current population.
If the African population is left unchecked, it could mean Africa develops and stops the dependency syndrome. The fact that Africa still grapples with challenges of feeding its population, gives an advantage to the developed countries to continue exploiting the African people. The African continent was not severe and has not been severely hit by the global pandemic yet demographers and scientists from developed nations still insisted on having coronavirus vaccine trials done in Africa. The insistence was not an isolated incident but one that would help to cartel the population growth on the African continent.
The population of the African continent possesses a great threat to the continued domination of the developed countries over the continent of Africa
BY MOONO JOHN