Why The World Bank’s Optimism – That Only About 10% Of  World’s Population Lives In Extreme Poverty – Misses The Point

The international poverty line pushed by the World Bank underestimates the extent of global poverty – and must be rejected.

Angola, Rwanda, Ethiopia Make Big Progress In Reducing Hunger, But In Africa Full Stomachs Still Belong To The Richer

Stunting rates range between 10% in prosperous areas of southern Nigeria to over 50% in parts of the north.

South Africa At War With Itself: It’s Becoming More Violent, And Is One Of The 10 Most Murderous Countries In The World

Violence affects all South Africans, with the greatest impact on black and poor people. Young black men have the highest chance of being murdered. Violence against children and women is at the root of this problem.

Africa Loses $148 Billion To Corruption And $2 Trillion In Money Laundering A Year: Time To End Financial Crime

The continent risks becoming a safe haven or a hub for criminals evading justice elsewhere and, in the area of corruption the AU estimates that 25% of the GDP of African states goes down the drain every year.

‘Women And The War On Boko Haram: Wives, Weapons, Witnesses’ Is A Provocative Insight Into Their Life In The Jihadist Group

Boko Haram offers relatively better life for some women than north Nigerian society. Many women have looked to religion for a space of relative autonomy, generating the apparent paradox of female support for sharia law