Saturday, January 24, 2009

Africa need not despair!

Chris Blattman has an excellent post, that appears to convey that there is light at the end of the tunnel for Africa!

The painting below is that of a swampy settlement beside a river, painted in 1832.



On January 20th, 2009, the same site, now called the National Mall in Washington, was the venue for the inagural ceremony of the 44th President of the United States.




He also draws attention to the case of Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States, three of whose five children died of malaria and who himself died 16 months into his term of gastroenteritis!

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