Some of you would remember my blog article titled Hopeful Africa. I wrote it in disagreement with all the negative prognostication of certain media outlets with regards to Africa, going to the extent of condemning Africa as a Hopeless continent. I wrote ‘Hopeful Africa’ last year, as a sort of response to the negative media about the continent. Following the publication of Hopeless Africa, the same Economist has come out with a new article titled…you guessed it 🙂 … A hopeful continent.
Africa is really a hopeful continent with wonderful people who need to take charge of their destiny via forward moving, home grown policies that have its people at the heart. Much progress has been made already and much more is needed to raise the human development level of the ordinary African. That said, the Africa of today is drastically different from that of yesterday which was riddled with senseless conflicts in every corner. Corruption and impunity is also on the decline in many quarters.
There are many reasons for this hopefulness. Read upcoming blogs which will throw the spotlight of the reason for this hopefulness.