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In Nigeria, a Preview of an Overcrowded Planet

April 14, 2012, 5:10 am by New York Times - Health

With earth’s population headed for 10 billion, much of the growth is in sub-Saharan Africa, where trends that have lowered birthrates elsewhere have not yet caught on.


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