May 11th, 2002

Me 2012

(no subject)

I wanted to write this down, because I've had a hard time finding mortality statistics for medeival or third-world countries. This is from an article on the front [page of the May 10th Wall Street Journal. It is talking about modern Niger, an African nation north of Nigeria and south of Libya and Algeria.

"80% adult illiteracy, 45-year life expectancy, and pockets where 40% of the children die before the age of five "