African Development: Is Poverty Diminishing?

How to assess African poverty? The Afrobarometer provides some answers that generated several perplexing questions. The African Development Bank tells us that growth rates for many African nations have been a robust 4.8%. However, the Afrobarometer has concluded that in…

Indicators of Political Unrest

Is political upheaval fueled by corruption? Low GDP per person? Less democracy? This Economist interactive indicator lists 9 variables. Together they add up to 100%. But the question for readers is how to weight the variables. Which ones could create a revolution? …