13 February 2019

Africa: What Surprised Melinda and Bill Gates in 2018?

Photo: Gates Foundation
An elementary student in Solwezi District, Zambia.

Cape Town — SURPRISE #1
Africa is the youngest continent.

At-home DNA tests can find serial killers—and could also help prevent premature birth.

We will build an entire New York City every month… for 40 years! The world’s building stock will double by 2060.

Data can be sexist.

You can learn a lot about processing your anger from teenage boys.

There’s a nationalist case for globalism.

Toilets haven’t changed in a century.

Textbooks are becoming obsolete.

Mobile phones are most powerful in the hands of the poorest women.

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