Monday 2012-05-07

If you're sick of the sad, hopeless stories coming out of Africa, here's one that made my year. New statistics show that the rate of child death across sub-Saharan Africa is not just in decline -- but that decline has massively accelerated, just in the last few years. From the middle to the end of the last decade, declines in child mortality across the continent plummeted much faster than they ever had before.
-- Center for Global Development

We have ten years to build institutions and economies that will allow this coming youth wave to find profitable work. Otherwise, sub-saharan Africa will run the risk of another human-density-linked genocide like Rwanda.