Poverty in Africa is not only a function of income, it is also a function of time. Because African women do the bulk of domestic chores, men have the time to love sports; they have time to have hobbies and acquire addictions.
Between them, Nigeria, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo have nearly 200 million people living without electricity.
Africa has considerable oil resources, but how of it do its citizens use?
When it comes to the maximum theoretical amount of water actually available on a per person basis for each country, the Republic of Congo and Gabon are miles ahead of the rest of Africa
Angola’s posted the highest GDP growth rate in 2006, at a roaring 18.6%; Sudan was second at 11.8%. Both are oil-exporting, post-conflict states, a driver for growth if there ever was one.