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 2.79%, DR Congo’s population will rise from 72 million in 2010, to an estimated 166 million in 2040.
With an annual growth rate of 0.97%, Mauritius’ population will grow from 1.28 million in 2010, to an estimated 1.46 million in 2040.
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.