Islamic State in West Africa digs wells, provides some basic healthcare, has a judicial system in and a tax regime that’s generally accepted – creating an environment where people can do business.
Religious education can actually inoculate against extremism. Employment was the single most frequently cited reason for joining an extremist groups.
By 2045–2050 the continent could start catching up with the world, largely due to structural changes in the global economy rather than to changes in Africa itself
With effective and corruption-free leadership, 60 million fewer people could be living in poverty in sub-Saharan Africa by 2050
It’s governance stupid! Improvement in governance in sub-Saharan Africa would lift more people out of poverty than either providing universal access to improved sanitation or eliminating communicable diseases