What comes to mind when you think about Africa? A lot of people would say famine, disease and even poverty are some of their top subjects because that is what is normally depicted in the media. In 2014 flights were band from coming in and out the United States from Africa because of fear of the spread of the Ebola virus. Also, some of our favorite medical shows deal with dilemmas to their patients having a rare virus that they could have only contracted in a part of Africa. However, Africa is also a land flowing with resources and land that is waiting to be developed (Moran, Abramson, & Moran, 2014, p. 503). It is filled with opportunity, different backgrounds and multiple languages. The next step is for this area to transition.
Even though Africa is “considered as a third world and only contributes 1 percent of global economic output” it has resources that can be used (Moran, Abramson, & Moran, 2014, p. 506). There are some obstacles that need to be tackled for Africa to be successful, first we need to start with education. The people must transform their way of life. Agriculture is an important way of life that they rely on. When we think about it at first it sounds great. This skill is the gift that keeps on giving, but not if there hasn’t been a manufacturing industry that’s been invested in.
Africa has experienced growth in its economy over the past years. The growth has been contributed from public investment (Africas Economic Growth On the Rise, Despite Debt Increase, 2018). These public investments are going helping to develop the manufacturing industries, the very thing that is needed. Even though the country has debt, the amount of growth will continue to surpass it and the debt will start to decline. Some of the areas that are contributing to the growth are Ethiopia, Ghana, and Asia.
The people in this area are very optimistic, and a positive attitude is what makes them most resilient. They say that “9 out of 10 the people are religious” and it is speculated that this plays a part in their optimistic attitudes (Moran, Abramson, & Moran, 2014, p. 508). Africa can continue to grow if they remain open to change and unveil its hidden treasure.
Africas Economic Growth On the Rise, Despite Debt Increase. (2018, June 19). Retrieved from www.africa.com: https://www.africa.com/africas-economic-growth-on-the-rise-despite-debt-increase/
Moran, R. T., Abramson, N. R., & Moran, S. V. (2014). Managing Cultural Differences . New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.