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Una mujer mira al horizonte en una zona rural de Cuba.
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Touching down in a hot Havana, the head of Oxfam International was quick to express her curiosity about our Caribbean island. We were intrigued and excited to meet her. Winnie Byanyima is a renowned African women’s rights activist, who through her work at Oxfam has stepped up the fight against economic inequality across the globe, and now she was here in Cuba! 

Voluntary members of the Oxfam water and sanitation committee, South Sudan. Photo: John Ferguson/Oxfam
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Earlier this month - on Sunday evening, April 6 to be exact - Nigeria suddenly became Africa’s largest economy. Using new data, Nigeria recalculated its GDP and overnight its wealth shot up by 90% to $509 billion, in the process leap-frogging South Africa’s. At the stroke of a pen, a Nigerian’s average income went from $1500 to $2688 a year. Nigeria’s movie industry alone became worth more than $7 billion a year, its oil industry ten times that. What didn’t change was the fact that most of its 170 million people still live below the poverty line.


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