Some African states resisted the demand for a wider definition of “conflict diamonds” to include government violence. They even suspected it was part a “regime change” agenda.
Stunting rates range between 10% in prosperous areas of southern Nigeria to over 50% in parts of the north.
The number of sub-Saharan African countries in debt distress or facing high risk of debt distress rose from 7 in 2013 to 12 in 2016…time for bailouts.
With Nigeria and Angola the poster boys for the “oil curse”, Oxfam and African Media Initiative call a pow wow to prevent East Africa falling down the same hole.
The Asian Tigers, as well as China, Ethiopia and Rwanda, support the view that autocracies grow more rapidly than democracies – but often lack the leadership renewal that regular free and and fair elections bring about