The Challenges Of Africa In Africa

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The majority of the continent of Africa has not been as economically progressive as the other continents in today’s world. However, over the past few years, it has been rapidly growing. Although there have been multiple countries in Africa that have reflected a strong growing economy, such as South Africa and Botswana, there are many other countries that are still corrupt and are still struggling to grow as a nation. There are many challenges that are facing Africa currently. Some of these major challenges being, corrupt governments, vicious cycles of aid, and poverty traps. However, among these challenges, there still lies to be great opportunities for Africa within their technology and business sectors. Many countries in Africa show a great…show more content…
50). The book also states that instances such as entrepreneurship leads to a struggling growth because these entrepreneurs will risk money investments where corrupt officials interfere, leaving their investments to struggle. Corrupt officials are also less likely to initiate projects that will help the greater good and public welfare of some of these African countries, but instead only interfere in ones that will benefit them as a leader. They deal with bribes and diverting funds, resulting in the countries inability to grow. If this corruption furthers on, then this will continually be a consistent struggle for Africa as it lessens their progression to a stronger…show more content…
Thakkar states that, “By 2040 we will have a larger workforce than China” (p. 53). The novel explains that these improvements are occurring through their better leaders and increased entrepreneurship. Thakkar also states that this African revolution is mainly occurring because of one thing, “It’s called a cell phone-and it’s been a game changer” (p. 54). Through this upbringing of technology creates “Silicon Savannahs” throughout Africa. This includes multiple creations of different smartphone companies throughout the continent, launchings of tech colleges, as well as huge investments from venture capital firms. In regards to the novel, The Next Africa, Jake Bright and Aubrey Hruby explains that, “Government efforts to build ICT infrastructure and stimulate invention are under way in countries as diverse as Cameroon, Rwanda, and Tanzania” (p. 169). Through these new startups and huge business endeavors, it creates a staple for future successful opportunities among many countries in
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