Beyond the surface of the success story looms a different reality for most of the country’s 2.3-million people
The Millennium Development Goals failed in aspects like poverty. Lessons must be learnt to ensure that these mistakes will not be repeated by the SDGs
By 2030, sub-Saharan Africa is expected to represent 65% of global poverty.
15 years ago Niger’s key university had one mosque and students mingled freely. Today they are many and male, female students eat in separate canteens
Religious extremism a threat to African states but could also reverse the gains of modern civilisation
Religious extremism manifests itself whenever normal governance and social relations break down in a particular country or region
"We are confronted with a choice which cannot be ignored: either to improve or to destroy the environment"
It could take 300 years for all in sub-Saharan Africa to access a clean toilet: Nigeria trends down the hole
Almost 700 million in Africa don’t have a basic toilet and at least 200 million ease themselves outdoors. In India its 560 million!
Boston Consulting Group estimates further development of mobile payment applications could generate as much as $1.5 billion in sales by 2019,
Value produced by the average worker in some African economies corresponds to just 2% of that generated by their equivalent in developed countries.
South Africa has also met the goal of cutting poverty by 50% by 2015. Most of the rest of the Africa is “off track”.
Terrorists can be your friends; how land issues, unemployment and alienation make the bad guys 'heroes'
From Kenya, Nigeria, to Mali decades-long local grievances are producing the strangest, and often deadliest, of alliances
Nearly 65.8% of Eritrean children will drop out of school. More African children could be out of school in 2015 than there are today.