Here’s something to think about over the weekend: How many of the world’s 10 poorest countries do you suppose are in Africa? Hint: All of them, according to the Multidimensional Poverty Index, a new rubric for measuring poverty.
The list: Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Central African Republic, Somalia, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ethiopia and—the poorest country—Niger. In fact, according to a piece at the Huffington Post (also includes a slideshow), 24 of the 25 poorest countries are in Africa.
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