Numbers: Nov. 6, 2006

241 Number of public schools in the U.S. that have some single-sex classes. The total will probably grow--the Department of Education last week relaxed rules that had limited single-gender education

3 Number of public schools that offered single-sex classes in 1995

$5 million Amount to be paid to the winner of the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, created by a Sudanese-born tycoon to honor African leaders for corruption-free rule. The prize eclipses the Nobel ($1.4 million) as the world's richest

$148 billion Estimated annual cost of corruption in Africa--25% of the continent's GDP--including lost tax revenue and deterred...

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