In the 21st century, it’s unpopular to invoke physical features on a map as relevant in the development of a country. But geography still matters.
Rising from the ashes: 10 astonishing facts on Ethiopia's turnaround, how it did it, and the unseen forces driving growth
Enrolment in secondary education has shot up, from less than 500,000 in 1996/97 to just under 21.9 million in 2012/13 – that's a 4,280% increase.
'The Kigali consensus': Lee Kuan Yew hero to African leaders, but it's tricky to pull off a Singapore miracle
The Singapore model has served as a governance standard for a number of African countries, with the "development first, democracy later” approach.