Mali – average kids per woman over six – now complaining about food security and jihad

Fighters from the Tuareg separatist rebel group MNLA walk in the desert near Tabankort, February 15, 2015. REUTERS/SOULEYMANE AG ANARA

MENAKA, Mali (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Life has never been easy in Moussa Majga’s corner of northern Mali, a desert region of leafless trees, mud huts and roaming gunmen.

For years, violence has plagued Majga’s dusty town, the scene of clashes between government forces and Tuareg-led separatists who took advantage of a 2012 coup in Mali’s capital Bamako to escalate their uprising.

But today, the biggest security concern for the ageing chieftain is a new cycle of ferocious droughts he blames on climate change, that is savaging his people.

“There is a crisis due to the lack of rain,” says Majga, sporting a white robe and thick, knock-off designer watch, during a community meeting in the town now controlled by the rebel Movement for the National Liberation of Azawad (MNLA).

A dozen local residents nod in agreement…

Drought no doubt does not help. But nowhere in this article is the explosive population growth rate mentioned — that might be impolite, even racist.

It is high time people realized how little African population has been publicized: it has been ignored over and over as this article makes clear.

The floods of people arriving in Europe from Africa will not stop: even the drought cleared up tomorrow and jihad ceased, the numbers of people would continue to relentlessly grow.

The Sahel area has always been marginal and the main stream media does no one any favours by trying to de-emphasize how much of the problem is caused by sheer numbers and not drought and jihad.  

It seems clear to me that limited resources plus a growing population will inevitably lead to conflict.  In Islamic Mali that will take the form of jihad.  

I am not even prepared to blame Islam.  The book by Jared Diamond, “Collapse” says that Rwanda massacres (in largely non-Muslim areas) were at least part driven by the expanding population. The book includes actual figures of how inherited plots of land were growing smaller and smaller.  He said his students did not want to hear about that — as per usual, it is politically incorrect. 

CIA World Factbook entry on Mali that gives Total Fertility Rate as 6.16: #2 worldwide (second only to equally poor Niger).

  • Drunk_by_Noon
  • Uncle_Waspy

    A prime example of the road to hell being paved with good intentions.
    Food, aid and medicine plus primitive culture is a bad combo. This is something we’re not supposed to notice — or if we do notice the problem, we’re forbidden from even discussing it.

  • Dana Garcia

    I don’t see how it’s a human right to have more kids than you can feed. Birth control is a better choice than letting children starve when natural resources are scarce.

    • tom_billesley

      They’re using the cuckoo strategy. To them, it’s their right to have as many kids as we can feed.

    • That’s been done. It’s a failure.

      The solution isn’t less Africans (as global warmists believe) but them using the resources they have.

      It’s not going to be any time soon, however.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Keep feeding them and providing health care the average child per woman will reach nine, let nature take it course.

  • Dana Garcia
    • Frau Katze

      I’ve got his latest piece from Taki scheduled.

    • Frau Katze

      It’s very depressing.

      • El Martyachi

        Maybe some clouds have silver linings. Imagine millions of panga-wielding villagers…chopping their way through postmodern faculty lounges…

  • Petey

    One billion more Africans in the next 30 years. Demographics is a bitch.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Malthus would argue that point.

  • tom_billesley

    The ageing chieftain is well briefed –
    he blames the drought on climate change i.e. we must pay.

  • barryjr

    Every time there is a mention of birth control tied to aid the retards start crying racism and genocide. Unfortunately there are many here that need help so f*** the foreigners and spend the aid money here at home.

  • If the Israelis can conserve water, so can the Africans…

    …if they try.