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2004-10-23

Mission Sunday Special Issue: AFRICA: WHY ARE THE RICH SO POOR?

Mission Sunday Special Issue: AFRICA: WHY ARE THE RICH SO POOR?

AFRICA’S TREASURES
Gas and oil exported all over the world
Renewable energy
Vast agricultural potential
Tourism
National gross product grows but it is not enough

POVERTY IN FIGURES
Living conditions barely above survival
The least on planet earth
Healthcare emergency
The tragedy of hunger

WHY ARE THE RICH SO POOR?
Underdevelopment a vicious circle
The burden of international debt
International finance facility
Solving forgotten conflicts

TWO DIFFERENT CASES: Democratic Congo and South Africa

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