Religious education can actually inoculate against extremism. Employment was the single most frequently cited reason for joining an extremist groups.
In 23 sub-Saharan African countries, urbanisation would have happened without a single person moving from a rural area to an urban one.
One insinuation was that the state of politics in Africa is so dismal that even the Gambia’s Adama Barrow, a former Argos security guard, can become a president.
In 2016 more than 55% of refugees came from just three countries, but South Sudan has replaced Somalia as one of those countries.
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.