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What Africa is really like

The continent is getting more prosperous and democratic by the day

By Alex Perry   November 2015

Aid is distributed in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. © Warsame, Omar B/ICRC

Between October 2010 and April 2012, a quarter of a million people died in a famine in Somalia. Even in the war years, no one had seen dying like it. In a few weeks in mid-2­011, half a million people abandoned their homes in the south of the country and walked across the desert to Mogadishu, an exodus of hundreds of miles marked for eternity by…

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