In 2000, the CIA made many predictions about the world. One of them was this: “Aids, famine, and continuing economic and political turmoil means that populations in many [African] countries will actually fall.”
While most of their predictions were fairly prescient, this one was way off. Not only is most of Africa more peaceful and politically stable, the population is booming as are many African economies. Foreign direct investment is way up as is sovereign investment. Africa in aggregate is growing way faster than Europe in aggregate right now. The continent is truly booming.
Despite what you’ve heard this year through the media about ebola, the African story is one that is still unfolding positively.