A Sleeping Giant?

It’s easy not to think about Africa. It’s not an economic, political, or military powerhouse. Yet it’s big. Very big. Here’s a reminder:

Two African countries have populations over 100 million: Nigeria, the largest, with more than 181 million, and Ethiopia with nearly 104 million.

From afar, it seems like tribalism, religion, and racism are holding it back, as well as corruption. But I’m far from an expert in such matters. I don’t pretend to understand deeply the issues faced by the continent and its individual countries and peoples.

What’s clear, however, is that the continent has abundant natural resources and many talented and highly capable people. It’s hard to imagine it’s future will not be bright.