The Egyptian government renewed its call for the necessity of having two children only in order to confront overpopulation amid the harsh economic conditions plaguing Egypt.
A picture shows on Feb. 11, 2020, a general view of al-Atba district of Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's population has reached 100 million, the statistics agency said, highlighting the threat of overpopulation in a poverty-stricken country where many live in crowded megacities. The North African country retains its position as the most populous Arab nation and Africa's third most populous country behind Ethiopia and Nigeria. - MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP via Getty Images