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.
Equatorial Guinea has the highest carbon emissions per person in 2004, followed by South Africa and Libya. Emissions are almost negligible in DR Congo, Burundi and Chad.
Oil and mineral-exporting countries tend to sit on huge reserves of foreign exchange – Algeria has the largest, at $150 billion, and Libya second at $99 billion.
Particulate matter concentration measures airborne particles that contribute to pollution and is measured in micrograms per cubic metre.
The highest-ranked country consumes 438 times more electricity per capita than the lowest-ranked. Such is the electricity divide in Africa.