Poverty in Africa

Poverty in Africa: A Rich Continent for the Poor

In its 2016 list of the world’s richest individuals, Forbes put Aliko Dangote, a Nigerian tycoon, at the 51st position. Four other Africans were also featured on the list. There are still many other rising billionaires and millionaires in Africa. That said, if there were also a list detailing the poorest individuals in the world, Africans would feature on it prominently if not entirely. That is the reality of poverty in Africa. But why?
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Maize Flour Kenya Food

Poverty in Kenya: Is the Government Involved in a Food Scam?

One of Kenya’s big problems since attaining independence has been poverty. To alleviate poverty, production of enough food for the population was the way to go. Well, 54 years later, the Kenyan president has stated that alleviating poverty is one of his key agendas in his second term in office. For how long will poverty remain a key point in Kenya and the whole of Africa’s agenda? Probably a while longer as the prices for maize flour just hiked and it may just be the government’s fault.
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child labor of pakistan

No Applause, Accolade, or Achievement: Child Labor in Pakistan

Street traffic increases every morning as people rush to go to earn their living leading to the constant honking of horns, the exchange of a few harsh words, and continuous nervous glances at watches or cell-phones, checking the time. While some are perfectly poised behind the steering wheels of glistening cars, others are swerving their motorbikes through tight spots in order to reach their small shops. Among them many children. Child labor is still plenty to be found in Pakistan.
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Suicide of farmers in India

The Alarming Rate of Suicide Among Farmers in India

Farmers in India are committing suicide at an alarming rate. The issue of farmers’ suicide is brought forward only in one circumstance — for trashing others. Whether it’s trashing the ruling party or the people sympathizing with a celebrity who has committed suicide after struggling with depression for a while.
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Inequality in the Philippines

Inequality in the Philippines: Roots, Implications and Opportunities

Past Presidents have claimed that in their regime or the other, certain legislations permitted the country to rise above inequality and the poverty line, thus the Philippines should no longer be called a third world, but a developing country.
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