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Poverty is weighing down Africa’s economic prospects: World Bank

Published on October 19, 2015

An estimated 374 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa are living in extreme poverty despite a formidable rise in health care and education.

This was according to the Global Monitoring Report where the World Bank made these deductions. “While the percentage of Africans living in poverty has decreased over time, the sheer numbers have grown. An estimated 284 million Africans lived in poverty in 1990,” said the report. Read more. Source | World Bank