× Digital News Videos Health & Science Opinion Education Columnists Lifestyle Cartoons Moi Cabinets Kibaki Cabinets Arts & Culture Podcasts E-Paper Tributes Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS
Watch The Tokyo Olympics 2020 live online

World population hits seven billion

By | March 27th 2011

By Elizabeth Mwai

The world’s population has hit seven billion-mark. This is according to the United Nations Population Fund (Unfpa).

This comes just 14 years after it struck the six billion-mark. "According to 2008 revision, the world population is expected to rise by 2.53 billion people, to reach 9.1 billion in 2050," says Unfpa website.

The population has been swelling slowly for most of human history, with the numbers in the last half-century reaching six billion in late 1999 and 6.7 billion in 2006.

Unfpa attributes the high population status to lower mortality, longer life expectancy, and a youthful population in countries where fertility remains high.

The population watchdog says essentially all of the growth will take place in the less developed countries.

Share this story
Why Kenyan boxers are winning medals once again
The BFK led by President Anthony ‘Jamal’ Ombok was elected into the office in 2019 and has since...