The biggest problem of Africa is its very small population. Africa is underpopulated.
When you look at a country like Gabon on a map, it looks very small, almost insignificant. Abroad, Gabonese usually present themselves saying “I come from a small country in central Africa.”
In fact, do you know that Gabon is bigger that the United Kingdom? (266 000 km2 versus 241000km2 for the UK).
If Gabon was a country in the EU, it’ll be among the top 10 biggest countries, ahead of UK, Austria, Greece, Denmark, Netherlands.
Do you know what is the population of Gabon?
1.4 million inhabitants. Less than one million and half.
What is the population of the UK?
64 millions. This is 45 times the population of Gabon, while Gabon is more resourceful country than the UK.
Now, you might wonder, why is a small population a problem?
When a population has more resources than it needs, the members of the group become less productive, less competitive, less innovative, and beyond expose themselves to external predation.
Gabon is currently a colony of France, which takes away the country oil and wealth and transfer them to feed the French population which is 48 times bigger than the one of Gabon.
Gabon is half the size of France, but with a population 48 times smaller. France population is close to 70 million.
The French population which is bigger needs Gabon resources more than the population of Gabon.
Indeed, that’s the basic reason of European international terrorism.
Europe is an overpopulated continent in regards to the local resources it has. Therefore it needs to attack other regions to get those resources.
European colonialism is possible and successful because Africa population has currently a very low pressure on its available resources.
If the demographics of Africa would reach the same density like in Europe, local populations won’t accept, and would be ready to die to stop the transfer of their local resources to foreigners.
We are seeing this already in Nigeria, even if Nigeria is still a very underpopulated country.
Europeans at an instinct level had already taken in account this upcoming change in external resources availability. Reason why most are limiting the number of babies they make, because they know that Europe is currently living beyond its means, and that won’t last.
The West as a bloc represents less than 15% of the world population while consuming over half of world resources. (Kind of cancer cell in the global economy.)
Africa underpopulation is the blessing of colonialism. It’s also the main cause of its underdevelopment.
There is a relatively high correlation between density of population and growth.
Density itself is a growth pattern which expands to other areas.
A high density would usually trigger competitiveness and impulse to violence which would highly limit the option of any local government even the most dictatorial, to collude with external forces to loot local resources.
We can already see that change in Nigeria, which is still an underpopulated country by any European standard.
Europe for the last 2 centuries had the highest population density in the world.
There is a natural selection of values and leaders under the pressure of density.
High density zones grow faster economically than low density zones, because population density correlates highly with growth.
Dense population causes competition for resources, which leads to ‘smartness’.
In nature, like in life, quantity ALWAYS ends up beating quality, and takes it title.
The huge problem of Africa now is its low population density.
(You know understand, why the west is fighting against African population growth).