Tag "Poverty"

NIGERIA STRUGGLES AGAINST UNEMPLOYMENT, EXTREME POVERTY

ABUJA — Nigeria’s unemployment numbers jumped by nearly 30 percent this year to 16 million, according to a November report by the National Bureau of Statistics. Another two million are

‘POLITICIANS HAVE FAILED US’: THE DESPAIR OF NIGERIA’S POOR

Ahead of Nigeria’s presidential elections next year, residents of informal settlements say they expect little to change. Lagos, Nigeria – Emita Dida, a widowed mother of six, has been living

NIGERIA IS SET TO STAY THE WORLD’S POVERTY CAPITAL FOR AT LEAST A GENERATION

Nigeria is making little progress in eliminating poverty. New reports by global development institutions show that human capital spending in Nigeria—the poverty capital of the world after recently overtaking India—is

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HOW FEARS ABOUT JOBS DRIVE ANTI-MIGRANT SENTIMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA

One of the major problems facing South Africa is anti-immigrant violence. The seriousness of this problem was highlighted in a recent report on hate crime in the country. These kinds

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WHY ADDIS ABABA SHOULDN’T CRIMINALISE CHILDREN WHO BEG ON ITS STREETS

Over half of Ethiopia’s 100 million inhabitants are Orthodox Christians and a third practice Islam. Begging, in the form of almsgiving, is supported by the religious teachings of Christianity and

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Why South Africa should undo Mandela’s economic deals

Is South Africa finally maturing to the point that the economic – not just political – compromises of the 1990s democratic transition can be reconsidered? When engaging student activists, for