More African children are in school today than ever and over the past 50 years, primary completion rates have more than doubled while completion of lower secondary school has increased five-fold.
A famine and widening cholera epidemic that has already killed 200, could combine to make it much harder for new president Farmajo to stabilise the country.
65% of Africa’s arable land is now degraded, and moisture and fertility losses in African soils are worsening.
The country remains split along sectarian lines, as armed men exploit their power to extort civilians, and engage in brutal revenge killings.
Barrow’s victory means that the west African elbow of Africa now has the highest concentration of countries on the continent where the opposition has won presidential or parliamentary elections at least once