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Last month I was reading a special report in The Economist about business in Africa with the headline ‘1.2 billion opportunities’. As a South African that recently came back for business to my beloved Africa after living in Spain for the last 27 years, I cannot agree more. Young people are better educated than ever before, the middle class is rising, and new technologies, such as mobile phones, have transformed commerce across Africa.
Today is Africa Day , and millions of Africans – both inside and outside of the continent – feel proud of being African and we all celebrate the foundation of the African Union, 53 years ago, in very different ways.
Some African countries celebrate it more than others. In Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Lesotho, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, it’s a designated as a national holiday.
“This was the norm till the day it was declared a public holiday by former President Atta Mills. Now, people go on picnics with their families, go to the beach and others engage in health walks”
“the future for Africa is bright and that transformation, growth, dynamism, progress and partnership are central to the African Union’s narrative”.