Congo’s population has shrunk by nearly half in two decades
The Congo has shrunk dramatically in recent decades, with the country now less than 100,000 people, the UN says.
But the decline has been most pronounced among young adults, who have seen their birth rates decline by a third in the past 50 years.
Congo is a country of nearly 8 million people, and more than half the population is under the age of 25.
The country is one of the poorest countries in the world, and has the second-highest death rate in the region, behind only Somalia.
The government of Joseph Kabila has tried to slow the country’s population decline by investing in health care, education, housing, infrastructure and other social services.
But there have been some success stories, and the country is now home to more than 40 million people.
The population of Congo has fallen by nearly 1 million people in the last 50 years, according to a new study by the UN.
Congo’s Population Report, published last week, found that the country has lost around a quarter of its population since 2000, and by 2050, it is expected to lose just over one third of its total population.
“Congo’s population is expected be declining in a decade,” the report said.
“The decline is expected in both absolute and relative terms, and will likely take a long time to reverse.”
The report also showed that Congolese women have the highest fertility rate in sub-Saharan Africa, with nearly two children per woman.
The United Nations estimates that 1.4 billion people are living in Congo today, and that some 3 million of those people will become eligible for the global definition of poverty in the next few decades.