This is from the Economist and we are not smiling here. Is that an error for the Nigerian projection? Who can explain!
ON MAY 3rd, the United Nations produced its two-yearly update of the world’s population, which includes projections. … . By any measure, Africa is by far the fastest-growing continent.
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For perspective, if Nigeria were to have 725 million people as per this prediction that would give it a population density that’s still quite a bit lower than contemporary Bangladesh so it’s not inconceivable that this will happen. And though Bangladesh is very poor, there’s no necessary link between high population density and poverty. In 2011, the Netherlands is more than twice as dense as Nigeria.