To suggest that poverty is falling in Africa, something must be wrong with those indicators. When I think about what my home country men (Uganda) in the rural areas have to go through to survive this research must be seriously flawed. All indicators point to the fact that our leaders are ruining our economy to the extremes that conventional means of measuring poverty become irrelevant. There is so much corruption that so called business can afford to put up public structures with no one renting the facilities and still remain economically sound. yet we have a wanainchi in the village who cant afford a 5-litre jerrican of water. Rather resorting to unconventional means of supporting his family aka roadside robberies. Give us a break and comeup with another meaningful research topic if this has not yielded common sense.