Today we celebrate #africaday ! #africa , like its people, is one of the most resilient continent globally! From years of #exploitation , #colonization , economic #sanctions , #trade #embargoes , economic exploitation,conflicts, droughts...etc; the continent continues to rise above all this! The African people continue to strive, to grow, to learn, to innovate, to survive! Nothing keeps the African people down! They always rise!
Key facts: • #17 per cent of the global population lives in Africa - #1.3 billion people! •Africa is the #fastest growing #continent ! •More than #half of global population growth between now and 2050 is expected to occur in Africa,a guarantee that the region will play a #central role in #shaping the size and #distribution of the world’s #population over the coming decades. •Africa has the highest number of #female #entrepreneurs #globally ! Even when the odds are stuck against the African woman, she continues to strive.
I hope that African governments will continue to level the play field so we can see more #gender equality and balance at all levels! The African women have been the backbone of the communities and their economies. Given the right access to capital, training and opportunities, the African women can lift the continent!