Saturday, September 24, 2011

Nearly 400 Million Africans Live On $1.25 A Day

Majority of children in Africa either have no access to good schools or have no schools.

Nearly 400 million Africans live on $1.25 a day; the massive infrastructure deficit that leaves only one in four with access to electricity—and even fewer with access to clean water and sanitation; agricultural productivity that is still too low to help the 70 percent of the poor escape hunger and poverty—and now threatened by climate change; and weak institutions that often result in civil conflict, earning 21 of the 47 countries the label “fragile states".

~ Obiageli K. Ezekwesili, World Bank Vice President for the Africa Region from Africa’s Future in our Grasp

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