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.
Nearly nine out of ten people in Djibouti live in a city, Gabon is a close second at 85%. By contrast, just 13% of people in Uganda, and 11% in Burundi, live in urban areas.
With an annual growth rate of 1.91%, Egypt’s population will rise from 84 million in 2010, to an estimated 119 million in 2040.
With an annual growth rate of 2%, Mozambique’s population will grow from 22 million in 2010, to an estimated 36 million in 2040.