Sub-Saharan Africa is the only place in the world where living standards stagnated and even declined throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
But things are now very different. Africa’s prospects began to change radically in the late 1990s, with its growth rate close to five percent per year ever since.
Africa has made concomitant gains in the social sphere. It has made remarkable progress on primary education, child mortality, slowing down HIV and Aids or increasing the numbers of women in parliament.... Read more