2-4 Million Direct and Indirect COVID Deaths Are Not Being Counted in Africa

Only eight African countries record their dead which means there are no good tracking of COVID or any other cause of death. Only Egypt, South Africa, Tunisia, Algeria, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles and Mauritius functioning, compulsory and universal civil registration systems (CRVS systems) which record deaths. The other countries have paper-based systems …

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South Africa Proposes Land Seizures to Add to List of Problems

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has proposed a constitutional change to allow land seizures without payments. This will trigger conflict between the government and commercial farmers and the opposition. During apartheid land was taken from millions among the black majority. When Nelson Mandela took power in South Africa in 1994, 87 percent of the …

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Bill Gates Described How The World Can and Will Be Better

Bill and Melinda Gates provided their 2019 annual report and describe how they can make the world better over the next few decades. Africa Can Be Fixed and Provide Growth for the World Sub-Saharan Africa has the opportunity to invest in its young people. This will enable Africa to double its share of the global …

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Historical and Social Reasons Why Sacrifice As a Plan Fails

There were some emails about my article about being able to feed 40 billion people with today’s agricultural productivity. Food, energy, water, and ecosystems are connected. The complexity of those systems is secondary. Why do people have large families? What is happening within countries that go from poor and breeding to wealthy and stabilized? Very …

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Kenya will use Alphabet Internet Balloons to provide internet to rural areas

Kenya will use the Alphabet X (Google) Loon high-speed internet balloons to provide internet to its rural population. Google Loon already provided internet to 250,000 people in Puerto Rico after the hurricane last year. There are 51 million people in Kenya but only 14 million are in cities. This means 37 million people are in …

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India and Asia are solving extreme poverty problem but Nigeria and Africa are not

According the Brookings Institute projections, Nigeria has already overtaken India as the country with the largest number of extreme poor in early 2018, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo could soon take over the number 2 spot. Above chart Source: Authors’ estimates based on PovCal (World Bank), World Economic Outlook (IMF); World Population Prospects …

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Population projections of 11.2 billion in 2100 imagines dropping birth rate in Africa but 16 billion more likely

Africa’s population growth rate has not declined since 1955. The annual population growth rate increased from 2.22% in 1955 to 2.85% in 1985. Then it went down to 2.47% in 2000 but then went back up to 2.60% in 2010-2015 and is now at 2.52%. There is no firmly established downward trend in population growth …

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