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Vol 52 No 11

Published 27th May 2011


The fastest growing family

The United Nations’ latest projection of world demographic trends* predicts that Africa’s population will reach 2.2 billion by 2050, 24% of the global population. Nigeria’s population, according to the forecasts, will grow from its current 160 million to 230 million in 2025, 390 million in 2050 and then 730 million by 2100. Then it would become the world’s third most populous country after India and China.

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