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The Pain Of Slowdown: It Could Take 300 Years For Emerging Markets To Catch Up With Rich World

On the kind of growth trends that emerging markets boasted 2000 -2009, it would take them only 30 years to catch up with the rich world, in terms of per capita wealth. Now, the projections put it at 300 years


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Baby in Cape Town, South Africa. By 2050, nearly half of the world's babies will be African. (Photo/ Flickr/ Jonathan Morgan)

Africa Population Growth Trends To 2050; Two Billion Babies Coming Soon

In the next 35 years Nigeria will account for almost 10% of all births in the world; at a projected 104 million Uganda will (incredibly) be inching close to Egypt.