I am saddened by the news about events in sub-Saharan Africa. I can almost empathize with the African American journalist who said some years ago he was thankful his "ancestors got on that slave ship". I don't think his ancestors would have agreed with him but, hey, he's entitled to his opinion.
I was reminded of that comment today after I read a news article called "Africa's failed health plan costing 40 million lives". Depressing is all I can say.