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Sub Saharan Africa - Population and Dispersion

The Factors that affect the growth in population within the Sub Saharan African Regions
Rule of Thumb
The Poorer the country, the higher rate of population growth
Largest Growing part of the World
Sub Saharan Africa
Demographic Indicators
Longevity, Infant Mortality, Fertility, etc.
Extreme Birth Rates
Over 3%
High fertility rates
Over 5%
Short Life Expectancy
50 years or LESS
Doubling Time
30 years or LESS
Central and Southern Africa
HIV/AIDS epidemic
Very High estimates by 2050
Health Threats
Malaria, Sleeping Sickness
Disruptive Factors
Low Education, Illiteracy, No Water, No Health Care, No Agriculture, Disease, No Economy
Overwhelmingly rural environments
Over 80% Affected
Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Niger, Burkina Faso
Subsistence Agriculture
Female Farm Labour
Persistent Conditions of
Most Serious Problem
Female Illiteracy
Dependent on - Economic
Formal Colonial Powers
Malaria, Yellow Fever, AIDS