Elephants are majestic animals that are meant to invoke awe and wonder

Elephants are majestic animals that are meant to invoke awe and wonder. But you crack a tasteless joke about them being tour buses. Elephants are not meant to be tour buses

Is Africa Winning the Fight Against Childhood Malnutrition?

Around 14 million fewer children under the age of five were short for their age, a condition known as stunting, in 2014 than in 2006, according to the Public Health Foundation of India’s nutrition report. Nevertheless, the foundation says, the country is still home to the world’s largest population of stunted children. Close to 40 million Indian children under the age of five are shorter than they should be. A... More

Is Zimbabwe’s adult literacy rate the highest in Africa?

To see where Zimbabwe’s literacy rate ranks in Africa, we consulted the most recent global literacy list produced by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), released in June 2013. UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics estimated that 83.6{289ae6f5d0a55057cfb70144e029e1d20b2e3636acbe1142853455ad4708a0fe} of Zimbabweans aged 15 and older were literate in 2011. This estimation was based on Zimbabwe’s 2011 Demographic and Health Survey results. A senior statistician and policy analyst at UNESCO, Nicole... More

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