The international poverty line pushed by the World Bank underestimates the extent of global poverty – and must be rejected.
Stunting rates range between 10% in prosperous areas of southern Nigeria to over 50% in parts of the north.
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.
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.
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