CHARMAIN NAIDOO: India’s election highlights Africa’s poverty
Like you (like everyone), I am in the vice grip of election fever. But, as the clock ticks closer to May 8, that fever is threatening to turn into election fatigue.
Elections and the human statistics around them have been much on my mind. Why? Because I saw a figure that scared the living daylights out of me.
Humongous Nigeria, quite aptly called the “Giant of Africa”, has just overtaken India as the country “with the largest number of people living in extreme poverty”.