Nollywood contributes 1.42%of Nigeria’s GDP, and the sub-Saharan fashion market is estimated at US$31 billion, or one tenth of the global market.
Because of its extraordinarily young population, Africa will benefit from favourable demographics, but perhaps less than most Africans assume.
In 2009 only 6% of Rwandans had access to electricity. In an ambitious push, that could hit 70% this year
In many countries the politicians still hire relatives and their tribesmates, but their quality has improved. Because of the expansion of education, they are no longer the ill-educated villagers of years gone by.
Religious education can actually inoculate against extremism. Employment was the single most frequently cited reason for joining an extremist groups.