Friday, 25 September 2015

Infant mortality

Infant Mortality is the number of babies dying before their first birthday per 1000 live births.

Water scarcity

Water scarcity is a lack of drinkable water available in a given area. The lack of sufficient available water resources to meet the demands of water usage within a region. 

Water scarcity already affects every continent and around 2.8 billion people around the world at least one month out of every year. More than 1.2 billion people lack access to clean drinking water.

It mostly affects arid and deserted areas, and places where the water is too polluted to drink. It is a social, environmental and economic problem in many countries. 

Water scarcity can be the result of both human and natural causes. Changes in climate and weather patterns can cause the availability of water to drop. Common human causes include over-consumption, bad governance, pollution, and increases in the demand for water.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015


What is corruption?
Corruption is the misuse of entrusted power for private gain. Corruption may include many activities including bribery and embezzlement. Government corruption or political corruption occurs when an elected politician or appointed civil servant acts in an official capacity for personal gain.

Corruption Perceptions Index from Transparency International

The Corruption Perceptions Index is an index that shows how corrupt certain countries are.
First launched in 1995, the corruption perceptions index has been widely credited with putting the issue of corruption on the international policy agenda.

What does a number mean to you? Each year we score countries on how corrupt their public sectors are seen to be. Our Corruption Perceptions Index sends a powerful message and governments have been forced to take notice and act.

Corruption in Nigeria
General Sani Abacha was a Nigerian Army general and politician who served as the President of Nigeria from 1993 to 1998. 

During Abacha's regime, he and his family reportedly stole a total of £5 billion from the country's coffers. In 2004, Abacha was listed as one of the most corrupt leaders in Africa.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Building a primitive hut from scratch

Proper accomodation is one of the basic necessities.

A house protects people against heavy rainfall, intense sunlight or vermin. But only a few houses have a toilet with a drain and clean running water.

How to built a tiled roof hut in the bush, using only primitive tools and materials.