School pupils wash their hands from a bucket in Abuja. Nigeria’s population is expected to expand to almost 800 million in 2100, while over 20 countries will see their populations halve by then, a study has predicted. Photo: Reuters School pupils wash their hands from a bucket in Abuja. Nigeria’s population is expected to expand to almost 800 million in 2100, while over 20 countries will see their populations halve by then, a study has predicted. Photo: Reuters
School pupils wash their hands from a bucket in Abuja. Nigeria’s population is expected to expand to almost 800 million in 2100, while over 20 countries will see their populations halve by then, a study has predicted. Photo: Reuters

World population growth set to fall by 2100, as new dominant powers emerge

  • An international study in The Lancet predicted a world population of 8.8 billion by the end of the century as fertility rates decline
  • China’s population is expected to fall to 780 million. Geopolitical power will shift to China, India, Nigeria and the United States

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School pupils wash their hands from a bucket in Abuja. Nigeria’s population is expected to expand to almost 800 million in 2100, while over 20 countries will see their populations halve by then, a study has predicted. Photo: Reuters School pupils wash their hands from a bucket in Abuja. Nigeria’s population is expected to expand to almost 800 million in 2100, while over 20 countries will see their populations halve by then, a study has predicted. Photo: Reuters
School pupils wash their hands from a bucket in Abuja. Nigeria’s population is expected to expand to almost 800 million in 2100, while over 20 countries will see their populations halve by then, a study has predicted. Photo: Reuters
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