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africaChallenge of eliminating global extreme poverty

The drop in poverty from the 1980s to present was mainly driven by just two countries: China and India. The statistics for China are especially mind-blowing: In 1981, a staggering 88 percent of Chinese were extremely poor, but by 2013 …

africaThe most improvement for the World’s poor ever will happen over the next 12 years

Bill Gates talked about improving the world for the poor. Go from 5% who die before the age of 5 down to 2.5% or less Rotovirus vaccine and Pnuemococcus vaccines will save 500,000 lives per year Rotating crops, money for …

africaChina manufacturing workers earn 7 times more than some workers in Africa

“China stopped being a low-cost manufacturing country many years ago,” Apple CEO Cook told the Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou, capital of the southern Guangdong province, on Wednesday. He said the key for China and other developing countries facing rising …

africaUsing 64 watts instead of 10,000 for a solar power cellular base station to connect the last billion people

The next billion cellular connections will come from rural areas in developing markets. However, building the cellular infrastructure in these regions presents radically different challenges from building networks in urban areas: The power grid in these areas is unreliable, if …

africaRoadmap to reduce from 95000 per year to less than 10,000 by 2030

The World Health Organization and 50 other agencies launched a road map to cut deaths from the water-borne bacteria – now running at 95,000 a year – by 90 per cent by 2030. That will mean eliminating cholera from 20 …

africaElon Musk is concerned about peak population of developed countries

Half the world’s nations have fertility rates below the replacement level of just over two children per woman. Countries across Europe and the Far East are teetering on a demographic cliff, with rates below 1.5. On recent trends, Germany and …

africaOrigin of Homo Sapiens is at least 300,000 years ago based on new fossils instead of 200,000 years

New finds of fossils and stone tools from the archaeological site of Jebel Irhoud, Morocco, push back the origins of our species by one hundred thousand years and show that by about 300 thousand years ago important changes in our …

africaJapan will cooperate with China’s One Belt One Road if various conditions are met

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that Japan is ready to cooperate with China’s “One Belt, One Road” cross-continental infrastructure development scheme, under certain conditions. Speaking at a forum in Tokyo on Asia’s future, Abe said those conditions would include …

africaWorld population 7.5 billion now and 10 billion in 2050

The World population is about 7.5 billion today and should reach 10 billion in 2050-2055. Africa’s population is 1.25 billion today and will reach 2.5 billion by 2050. The number of people in the Americas will rise by only 223 …

africaJapan’s total births in 2016 drops to lowest level in nearly 120 years

The number of babies born in Japan fell below 1 million in 2016 for the first time since records began in the 19th century, underscoring the demographic challenges facing the nation with an aging and declining population. There were 976,979 …