The extent to which the mobile phone can support and sustain real improvement in young lives is depressingly finite without significant interventions in the education and technology sectors.
In the cases of Malawi and Nigeria, the fight against corruption has clearly been favoured by changes in government.
In Benin’s capital Cotonou, Togo’s Lomé and Burkina Faso’s Ouagadougou the informal sector accounts for over 80% of non-agricultural employment.
Freedom fighters believe they have a right to govern, but struggle to deliver the economic development that Africa needs.
Madagascar, Malawi and Zimbabwe are expected to see the largest increase. By 2040, 45% of the region’s extreme poor (over 58 million people) are expected to live in Malawi and Madagascar.