Southern African Rich Get Richer as Poverty Grows - Report

A report released by the Africa bureau of the United Nations Development Programme has named the southern African nations where income inequality is worst as being South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Lesotho.

An aerial view of a gated community in Cape Town South Africa, left directly adjacent to Masiphumelele township (right).

Photo: UNDP

A map showing inequality in Africa, as shown by research by the UN Development Programme. Red shows a wide average gap between rich and poor, green a narrower gap.

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