Goalkeeper: the stories behind the data 2018

Booming population will become a problem for Africa by 2050 if the continent does not begin to seriously promote family planning, a report has warned. This warning was contained in the Goalkeeper data report released by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation ahead of the Goalkeepers event in New York. It showed that African population is beginning to overstretch the low infrastructural facilities in the continent, leading to mass migration to European countries. The Goalkeepers report is released annually by the foundation to measure progress towards UN poverty reducing goals in 2030 based on assessment of 18 indicators. According to the report, Africa’s population is projected to double by 2050. Nigeria is the most populous country in the continent and the seventh in the world, with an estimated population of over 198 million.