Not too long ago, the outside world referred to Africa as ‘the dark continent’, a region plagued by conflict, famine, dictatorships, corruption, failing economies, and a massive infrastructure gap - to name but a few challenges. Whilst the situation is far from perfect, many countries have made significant progress in dealing with these and other pressing issues.
Take Rwanda, which went from the killing of 1 million people in just three months to being the perfect example of a successful African country.
Ethiopia is another example. For decades, the country was known for the terrible 1984-85 famine but now is one of the fastest-growing economies on the continent. Last year, its GDP
growth rate stood at 9.2% , which is way more than the average growth rates for the rest of Africa and the world at large.