Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Its always refreshing to not read a doom and gloom tale about the African continent.

*Sidebar* I recently watched the entire first season of Netflix Sense8 and loved the Kenyan character, Capheus, and his intense appreciation for Jean-Claude Van Damme. It gave a great portrayal of that character's reality and his story transcended his realities of poverty, tribal issues and violence.

Anyway, I recently got to read Michael Johnston's compilation of sometimes overlooked facts about where Africa is headed economically. In fact, he shared 10 charts that illustrate that things are looking up for various countries across the continent.

For instance, did you know that by 2050, Nigeria will be the third most populous country in the world behind China and India? (Okay, that one's a little scary!)

Okay, here's another one - did you know that four of the top five economies, as measured by expected 2016 GDP growth, are located in Africa?

2016 GDP Growth

(Do you see Libya, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone? Liberia and  Cote d'Ivoire aka Ivory Coast aren't too far behind).

There's more to read at Check it out when you can.

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