Africa: Trailblazers and Laggards – One Data Report Updates MDG Progress

[ThinkAfricaPress]On 5 April this year, the countdown began for the final 1,000 days of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the most ambitious group of targets ever set to reduce global poverty. Launched in September 2000, the MDGs encompass a range of aims including halving global poverty, reducing child mortality by two-thirds, combating HIV/AIDS and malaria, and achieving universal primary education. Now, with the 2015 deadline fast approaching, the global community must focus on measuring the progress to date and h