- Lack of education
- Exploitation by foreigners
- Dependence on Foreign Aid
- Wars and Conflicts
- Poor infrastructure particularly electricity
- Natural Disasters
- Environmental diseases
- Violence Towards Women
- Lack of regard for rule of law
- Dictatorship and lack of freedom
- Government disregard for their own people
- Barbaric Tribal Customs and Practices
- Lack of Self Esteem
- Lack of Business Skills
- Laziness and lack of ambition
- Jealousy and Lack of Social Support
Sad Facts about Africa
- Seventy-five percent of the world’s poorest countries are located in Africa, i
- According to Gallup World, in 2013, the 10 countries with the highest proportion of residents living in extreme poverty were all in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Approximately one in three people living in sub-Saharan Africa are undernourished.
- In sub-Saharan Africa, 589 million people live without electricity. As a result, a staggering 80 percent of the population relies on biomass products such as wood, charcoal and dung in order to cook.
- Of the 738 million people globally who lack access to clean water, 37 percent are living in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Every year, sub-Saharan Africa misses out on about $30 billion as productivity is compromised by water and sanitation problems. T
- Due to continuing violence, conflict and widespread human rights abuses, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports that 18 million people are of concern to the agency, including stateless people and returnees.
- Fewer than 20 percent of African women have access to education. Uneducated African women are twice as likely to contract AIDS and 50 percent less likely to immunize their children. Meanwhile, the children of African women with at least five years of schooling have a 40 percent higher chance of survival.
- Women in sub-Saharan Africa are more than 230 times more likely to die during childbirth or pregnancy than women in North America. Approximately one in 16 women living in sub-Saharan African will die during childbirth or pregnancy; only one in 4,000 women in North America will.
- More than one million people, mostly children under the age of five, die every year from malaria. Malaria deaths in Africa alone account for 90 percent of all malaria deaths worldwide. Eighty percent of these victims are African children. The U.N. Millennium Project has calculated that a child in Africa dies from malaria every 30 seconds, or about 3,000 each day.
ILLITERACY IS AS HIGH AS 40% ACROSS THE CONTINENT
Although Africa holds many different resources it is a continent where many of the countries have vast numbers of their populations living in poverty. This has lead to 40% of adults in Africa being illiterate.The worst affected areas, with shocking illiteracy over 50% are in Ethiopia, Chad, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Niger, Benin and Burkina Faso.
6. AFRICA IS THE WORLD’S HOTTEST CONTINENT
As you probably already know, Africa has a very warm climate and it is actually considered to be the world’s hottest continent. Around 60% of land is dry and covered by desert, and the Sahara is the world’s biggest hot desert with temperatures often topping 100°F (or exceeding 40°C). But whilst the hottest recorded temperature on Earth was once in Africa in El Azizia, Libya at 136.4°F (58°C), the continent also has the other extreme with the coldest temperate in Africa being as low as −11°F (−23.9 °C) in Ifrane, Morocco. This just shows the diversity of the different countries here in Africa and the differences don’t end with the climate differences!
MORE PEOPLE IN NEW YORK CITY HAVE INTERNET ACCESS THAN THE WHOLE CONTINENT OF AFRICA
As you may expect, Africa is very behind the “digital divide” and there are more people in the one single city of New York with internet access than the entire continent and the 54 countries of Africa!
The entire gdp of France is bigger an Africa.
There are more billionaires in Tokyo, than there is in all of Africa, same for millionaires
The concept of countries didn’t exist in Africa, until the Europeans came.
Many of Africa’s and biggest cities were started by Europeans.
Lowest life expectancies
lowest aids rate.