The “Rainbow nation” seems to have revealed all its ugly stripes over the past few years: a rise in incidents of racism, tribalism, xenophobia, factionalism and continued high levels of gender-based violence.
While many of Somalia’s pirate foot soldiers languish in jail, the kingpins remain at large and have shifted their focus towards more profitable illegal activities.
Because of its extraordinarily young population, Africa will benefit from favourable demographics, but perhaps less than most Africans assume.
Africa is a continent about which many wildly different stories have been told. It has not always been provided the chance to tell its own stories.
Even more shocking is that living in a resource-rich country makes you more likely to suffer domestic violence, by a full 9 percentage points.