Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:11 PM
mojowork_n (2,341 posts)
Higher Per-Capita Income than Iceland, UK, France, Japan, Italy, the whole EU...
Here's a list of countries, ranked by order of GDP income, divided up by the number of citizens.
Equatorial Guinea is number 20 on the list, "Per Capita Income"
So this news story caught my attention today.
Still run by a member of the same family elected to power in 1968, when Equatorial Guinea was given independence from Spain:
The New Boss is admittedly an improvement on the Old Boss:
But this is still life in Equatorial Guinea, today:
Most of the population lives on little more than $1 a day. Average life expectancy barely reaches 55.
Since they were granted independence, you can add Equatorial Guinea to the list of African countries -- like Congo -- that are so rich in natural resources. But trail the rest of the world in just about everything else.
.........By the way -- a question -- the other day there was a great post in "Breaking News" that got shut down, with the moderator's notation that it belonged in the "Latin America" group.
There is no "Africa" group in the "International" forum so there seemed no better place to post this than the World History Group, a sub-topic of "Arts & Humanities."
Should there be a "Colonialism" group, or a "World-Wide 1% Thieves" group, or a "Global Occupy Movement" -- or some other forum for this sort of information, or discussion of issues like this?
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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:24 PM
RZM (8,556 posts)
1. There probably should be an Africa group
I've wondered why there isn't. You might want to post something in the Welcome or Meta forums. I'll bet there would be plenty of support for it and you could get the group created.