Ex-militants preferred to remain enrolled in the amnesty programme and live off its monthly allowance, instead of looking for lower-paying jobs. Then a sharp fall in global oil prices meant that it became more difficult to fund
On the kind of growth trends that emerging markets boasted 2000 -2009, it would take them only 30 years to catch up with the rich world, in terms of per capita wealth. Now, the projections put it at 300 years
All but three of the twenty major commodities in this dataset have declined over the past five years. For nineteen African countries, one of these five commodities is the leading export earner.