Africa being the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent after Asia boasts of over 1.3 billion people while also constituting about 16% of the world’s human population. (wikipedia)
Interesting fact, isn’t it?. Much more than the figures, Africa yet prides in deep riches of culture, societal norms and values. The tales of the african man being likened to an evolving creature is farce. The school of thought that presents an African as the ignorant one gradually fades off.
Between 2000 and 2016, Africa was reported to have experienced strong economic growth rates (averaging 4.6% annually), higher than Latin America and the Caribbean (2.8%).(oecd-library.org)
These resulted from high commodity prices, improved macroeconomic management and strategies to diversify growth. Many countries have invested strongly in public infrastructure; some have also diversified their trade partnerships, in particular with China, India and other emerging partners.
SMEs account for 90 percent of all businessesin Africa, being contributors to job creation and global economic development.(nextbillion.net)
Africa is indeed proving itself to be that strong one that rises when it falls, picks it wings and flys, balances itself with the pace of the wind and soar.
With the 56 countries in unity and harmony, things can only get better. The opportunities are boundless, the results will be jaw-dropping.
When individual differences are set-aside and we all work towards one goal; Making mother Africa great, then the sky is just our beginning.
Yet more than every before, we clamor for a unitedAfrica, a conducive environment to enable personal and business growth, a place where home will be home in every sense of it.