February 20

‘Afro-Optimism’ on the Rise Among Continent’s Youth, Finds Survey

By Kaamil Ahmed

Young people across Africa are confident that the continent is heading for an era of success fuelled by technology and entrepreneurship, according to a new survey.

The Africa Youth survey, which claims to be the largest of its kind, said there is growing belief in the concept of “Afro-optimism”, fighting persistently negative stereotypes of the continent.

Though most people interviewed were dissatisfied with the state of their own country, almost half believed the continent as a whole was in a healthier state than previously, and two-thirds thought they were living through a transformative “African century”.

Photo courtesy of Dominic Chavez / World Bank.

Source: The Guardian (link opens in a new window)

global development, research, youth