65 percent of Egyptian families have 9 kids and that can hinder developmentStaff Writer | July 31, 2017
About 65 percent of Egyptian families have nine children, which can hinder the nation's development, said Egyptian Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali.
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The minister added that about 62 percent of Egyptian mothers are illiterate.
Egypt's population has exceeded 100 million, including 93.4 million citizens in addition to at least 8 million expatriates, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi told a youth conference in Alexandria last week that terrorism and growing population are the largest challenges facing the most populous Arab country. ■