In Africa Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan and the Central African Republic reported happiness levels below that of even war-torn Syria
The moment migrants arrive at Agadez bus station in Niger, they become part of a vibrant smuggling economy. The whole journey to Europe could cost $3000-$5000
Of the 12 former chairs of the AU commission (and its predecessor, the OAU), seven have been from Francophone countries. And when examined on a regional basis, six have been from West Africa.
It takes the average Tanzanian eight years to consume as much electricity as an American uses in one month; a kettle boiled twice a day by a family in Britain uses five times as much electricity as a Malian uses in a year
Cape Verde and Sao Tome and Principe are the most improved African countries on the Corruption Perceptions index, but several others, including South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya failed to improve their scores