“If prayers were enough”, said American preacher TD Jakes, “Nigeria would be one of the richest countries in the world”.
He has written dozens of letters marked “SOS” and seeking financial assistance. When they go unanswered, an already-poor Halilu often takes out personal loans to make sure feed patients get fed.
Nearly all of Africa has opposition parties – which is more than can be said for China. While opposition leaders face intimidation, their troubles are minor in comparison to the deadly retribution meted out in Russia
Assassinations are growing, and corruption and state penetration by organised crime are deepening
Low access rates and lack of reliable and affordable electricity present a challenge to rapid economic development in Africa