This article has been edited and was first published on April 12, 2016.
Africa rising! has always been the suitable phrase to describe the continent’s many recent advancements and brighter prospects. In fact, the March 2, 2013, issue of The Economist described Africa as “A Hopeful Continent,” taking into full consideration the economic boom which shows Africa to be one of the fastest growing continents the world should look out for!
It is a fact that Africa still has critical problems with regards to political violence, sickness and disease, not to talk about the seeming threats of terrorism, but with the expansion of access to secondary school education, decline of malaria-related deaths by up to 35%, reduction in HIV infections by a whopping 74%; increased life expectancy of an estimated 15%, Africa’s prospects remain bright.
Here are a few more reasons why!