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
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 1.35%, Cape Verde’s population will rise from 580,000 in 2010, to an estimated 704,000 in 2040.
With an annual growth rate of 2.78%, Madagascar’s population will grow from 21 million in 2010, to an estimated 46 million in 2040.
With an annual growth rate of 2.65%, Comoros’ population will rise from 770,000 in 2010, to an estimated 1.5 million in 2040.