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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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.
With an annual growth rate of 2.09%, Djibouti’s population will rise from 530,000 in 2010, to an estimated 860,000 in 2040.
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.
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.