With an annual growth rate of 1.48%, Morocco’s population will grow from 35.3 million in 2010, to an estimated 48.2 million in 2040.
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Some of the ‘happiest’ countries in Africa also have high FGM rates, they score badly on representation of women in politics, and female folk tend to be treated badly in these countries. A contradiction?
Leading Africa is Seychelles at 89.2 subscribers per 100 people, followed by Gabon at 87.6. But rates fall very quickly after that; just nine countries in total have rates of more than 50 subscribers per 100.
5.9 million babies were born in Nigeria in 2007, 3.2 million in Ethiopia and 3.1 million in DR Congo. At the end of the spectrum is Seychelles, which saw just 3,000 births that year
Bamako will be the fastest growing city, expanding by 4.45% every year. That’s the equivalent of doubling in size every 15 years.