DR Congo, Tanzania And Zambia Are Africa’s Most ‘Neighbour-Rich’ Nations. What Do They Have To Show For It?

To the contrary, the countries with most neighbours are bettered by the likes of Rwanda, Mauritius and Ghana in having more open borders, with DRC being the most parochial.

Power-Poor Sub-Sahara Africa Has 229Kms Of Transmissions Lines Per Million People – Brazil Has 610Km!

The annual investment needed between 2015 and 2040 in all sectors of power production in Africa ranges between $33.4 billion to $63 billion per year.

Nigeria To Add 212 Million City Dwellers By 2050 – Equivalent To Present Population Of Germany, France And UK

In Benin’s capital Cotonou, Togo’s Lomé and Burkina Faso’s Ouagadougou the informal sector accounts for over 80% of non-agricultural employment.

Polio Is Down 99% Yes, But Then There’s DR Congo And Other Conflict-Troubled Places

There were only 37 reported polio cases last year – that’s largely down to courageous health workers who have defied militant attacks to vaccinate populations in dangerous places.

Fewer People, Including In Africa, Exposed To Horrors Of War In A World That Was Slightly More Peaceful Last Year

In Africa armed forces personnel as a percent of the total labour have declined by 27%. However North Africa, combined Middle East, was the least peaceful region in the world.