Young people in Africa very rarely know any scientists. They don’t see scientists at work, learn about local scientists in school or, often, understand what it is that scientists do.
The period from 1990 to 2030 resembles a relay race in which responsibility for leading the charge on global poverty reduction passes between China, India and sub-Saharan Africa
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
Some 2.3 million people out of a population of 4.6 million are currently in need of aid; 385,000 have been made homeless; and 452,000 forced to flee the country
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