“Bill Gates answers your questions”

BBC News provided an opportunity to ask Bill Gates various questions, which he answered at CES in Las Vegas.

I asked this, but it didn’t get past the censors:

Mr Gates, do you agree that the biggest problem facing the continent of Africa is lack of education, and that this is the leading cause of crime, food shortages and health pandemics? If so, how is your foundation working to improving this situation? Hint: laptop computers are not the solution.