What's Going on East Africa?
According to Joint Global Monitoring report by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) shows...
|Local Market in Kampala|
Kenya’s poverty head count stands at 43.37 per cent against Uganda’s 38.01 per cent using the poverty cut-off point of $1.25 per person
|A Tourist at Lake Manyara|
The level of poverty in Tanzania stands at 67.87 per cent, based on the latest available data
|Howard Schultz, chairman, president and ceo, Starbucks Coffee Company, Harriet Lamb, executive director, Fairtrade Foundation and Darcy Willson-Rymer managing director, Starbucks UK & Ireland with coffee farmers at a coffee washing station at Dukunde Kawa Cooperative in Rwanda.|
Rwanda poverty stands at 63.17 per cent while in Burundi it is at 81.32 per cent (Said to the be the adverse effects of War on the two countries)
Burundi and Tanzania therefore have the largest proportion of poor people among the members of the East African Community
Sub-Saharan Africa has lagged behind in attaining millennium development goals including halving poverty levels.