The economy is devastated, and more than 2.4 million South Sudanes live as refugees in neighbouring countries that include Uganda, Ethiopia, and Sudan.
The author has been in the room during the big peace talks in the Horn of Africa, interviewing and befriending the region’s Big Men. The result is indigestible but brilliant.
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.
We are all guilty of such comparative shorthand every day, in every walk of life; “Messi is the greatest football player since Pele”