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Africa is larger than China, USA, India, Mexico and a big part of Europe combined. There are 54 countries and one “non-self governing territory”, the Western Sahara, in Africa.
All of Africa was colonized by foreign powers during the “scramble for Africa”, except Ethiopia and Liberia.
Before colonial rule Africa comprised up to 10,000 different states and autonomous groups with distinct languages and customs.
The Pharaonic civilization of ancient Egypt is one of the world’s oldest and longest-lasting civilizations.
African continent is the world’s oldest populated area.
Arabic is spoken by 170 million people on the continent, followed in popularity by English (130 million), Swahili (100), French (115), Berber (50), Hausa (50), Portuguese (20)
and Spanish (10).Over 25% all languages are spoken only in Africa with over 2,000 recognised languages spoken on the continent.
Africa is the second most populous continent with about 1.1 billion people or 16% of the world’s population. Over 50% of Africans are under the age of 25.
The continent’s population will more than double to 2.3 billion people by 2050.
Decolonization in Africa began in 1957 and gained great momentum in the 1960s, as newly appointed African governments – reimagining Africa’s future – became passionate about a movement towards pan-Africanism. With this, on the 25 May 1963, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now the African Union) was formed with the following objectives:
To promote the unity and solidarity of African states
To coordinate and intensify cooperation and efforts among African states to achieve a better life for the people
To defend the sovereignty of African states, their territorial integrity and their independence
Each year, 25 May is celebrated as Africa Day, commemorating the ongoing quest for unity as well as the political and economic liberation of African people. While independence certainly hasn’t led to political stability and liberation in every African country – and in some countries there is still a long way to go – this was a huge turning point in African history. Unfortunately, achieving true unity remains a challenge as Africa is made up of 55 very different countries – and all at different levels of liberation. That said, governance is progressing and, although it will take more time to navigate through all the complexities, we shouldn’t forsake any movement towards achieving the African Dream of pan-Africanism.
Today, seven of the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world are in Africa and the continent is increasingly moving more into the global limelight as a promising investment destination – despite preconceived risks of investing in turbulent times. A significant amount of the growth that is being experienced and enjoyed in key markets across Africa is as a direct result of governments being able to successfully implement far-reaching economic and political reforms, thus creating more conducive business and investment climates.
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