Africa is changing, and changing quickly. What was once seen as the "hopeless" continent has recently been re-branded as the "rising" continent.
South Africa’s entry into the elite BRICS club is perhaps one of the most notable symbols of Africa’s rising. But so too are the statistics that emerge almost every day from the continent: by 2035, for example, Africa will have the largest working population on the planet, having overtaken China and India.
But if the continent hopes to capitalize on this "demographic dividend” to deliver the vision of a prosperous, peaceful Africa, it needs to start building its future now.
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