Last week the jihadists released footage that seemed to show they had overrun a Kenyan army base at Kulbiyow. The government has always denied the base fell – although it has admitted the battle was vicious.
They are escaping from compulsory and open-ended national service, political persecution and a failing economy. Over 6% of the population have left.
Though December 2016 data is not yet in, Kenya which also tends to have high road accident deaths recorded 350 fatalties over all of December in 2015 – less than half South Africa’s
Dangote lost $4.9 billion or one-third of his wealth to the combined effect of falling oil prices and the June devaluation of the Nigerian naira
The period from 1990 to 2030 resembles a relay race in which responsibility for leading the charge on global poverty reduction passes between China, India and sub-Saharan Africa