The women empowered to talk about their concerns openly in WhatsApp discussion groups, and had more access to information.
Manufacturing in Africa is six times more productive than agriculture. The growth in services on the continent has contributed to no or slow growth in overall per capita income.
In many countries the politicians still hire relatives and their tribesmates, but their quality has improved. Because of the expansion of education, they are no longer the ill-educated villagers of years gone by.
Mauritius, South Africa, Ghana, Namibia and Senegal are among the top 10 most food-secure countries on the continent.
The Origins Centre at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and will take visitors on a journey through hundreds of thousands of years of human history, art and innovation.