What is the poverty level in Africa?



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    Poverty in Africa is widespread. Most African nations are poor, with some of them being among the poorest countries in the world. Ghana is the second poorest country in the world, with less than 0.01% of the overall worldwide wealth. In many nations, the GDP per capita income is less than $200 U.S. per year, with the vast majority of the population living on much less. In addition, Africa’s share of income has been consistently dropping over the past century by any measure. In 1820, the average European worker earned about three times what the average African did. Now, the average European earns twenty times what the average African does.

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    The UN Economic Commission for Africa reported last week that poverty levels in Africa have risen by 43% in the last 10 years, and 80% of women live off of less than $1.00/day. 

    According to the WorldWatch Institute, North America and Western Europe’s 12% global population share accounts for 60% of private consumption spending, while the 33% living in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa account for only 3.2%.

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    Poverty is widespread throughout the world – over three billion people live on less than $2.50 a day.  Many African people are certainly sufferers of this blight.  In Sub-Saharan Africa, 547 million people life without electricity.  In addition, Sub-Saharan peoples often suffer greatly from disease, with 90 percent of malarial deaths accounted for in Africa, 27-28 percent of children are stunted and 80 percent of Sub-Saharan people rely on traditional biomass for energy (wood, charcoal, animal dung).  For more poverty statistics, see the link below.

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