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