But many sectors will confirm this thesis
It is obvious, the whole world is finally turning to Africa, with the hope for financiers, companies, organizations and states to be actors of this incredible growth.
AFRICA HAS A CONSIDERABLE AND INESTIMABLE STRENGTH:
YOUTH OF THE POPULATION.
Soon two billion “young people” on a continent already showing the fastest growth in the world
With an average GDP growth of 4.3 out of 54 countries and some proudly showing 12, we are doing well in 2016 on the continent with the highest growth in the world. Asia is struggling to structure itself and must seek elsewhere (in Africa in part) its raw materials …
500 MILLION FRANCOPHONES!
More than 800 million telephones in service in Africa, more than in Europe and with very young users. Here in Gaoual during my mission to Guinea in late 2015.
Three key factors, youth, new technologies and essential raw materials …
A NEW AFRICA IS ASSERTING.
THE MEDIA LIKE POLICIES ARE REALLY BEING INTERESTED!
Africa has everything on its continent, it was finally clearly mentioned in the report by Samah Soula “An eye on the planet” which is available in replay here: http: //pluzz.francetv.fr/videos/un_oeil_sur_la_planete. html
In fact, the reserves of raw materials in Africa represent 1/3 of the needs of the planet.
The coasts are the most full of fish in the world and the richest cultivable land. Agriculture alone will represent one of the most important markets in the world with inevitable massive industrialization. Megacities like Lagos with its 28 million inhabitants will be able to consume the equivalent of 15 times more than Paris.
Lagos 22 million inhabitants in 2015
If we add to it the fact that 50% of the population under 30 years old we have a continent which will have in 2050 more than 2 billion inhabitants with countries like Nigeria which already have 200 million in 2016, it will be 400 millions in 2050. What potential!
THE NEW BILL GATES WILL BE AFRICAN AND PROBABLY VERY YOUNG
With the incredible effervescence of innovation in new technologies, digital and digital are emerging as the new tools for locally developing the services most suited to needs, it is necessary to develop locally and in synergy with culture. The next Bill Gates will certainly be in Africa.
The incredible potential of the Francophonie
In the advice I give to companies I regularly hear the fact that East Africa is much more economically mature than the rest of the 5 regions. This is indeed the case and the contrast is striking. Endemic problems such as corruption, mismanagement of the administration or public goods are almost systematically present in French-speaking Africa, which is clearly less the case in Anglo-Saxon models … There is nevertheless in French-speaking Africa a potential of 500 million inhabitants is the largest presence of the Francophonie in the world.
Today it’s also the Ivory Coast which is judiciously positioned on the French-speaking chessboard as the country to grow and to follow in West Africa.
In the most promising sectors: agriculture, education, construction, new technologies and renewable energies
The construction industry with construction, real estate, infrastructure, architecture is booming. You have to build hundreds of millions of homes like in Ethiopia or by plane I saw a few months ago cities come out of the ground!
Kigali, still in Rwanda, is building its “masterplan” and the buildings are developing quickly but with eco-responsible housing, parks, controlled urbanization and above all regulated and incredibly efficient traffic: not a single traffic jam in the Rwandan capital even in rush hours !
So what is the difference with all these “re-urbanization” plans that are flourishing all over the world and of course in Africa, how does Rwanda manage to distinguish itself?
This matserplan, this re-urbanization, development aid? Well, the state organizes it, finances it (at least in large part), communicates and carries it out with a controlled schedule. It is a fact that no one can deny. An example of development for other countries.
The Kigali matserplan
Build, house, provide energy but also feed Africa
Agriculture will have to industrialize to feed two billion people. Education, of course, is the key to synergy between the different sectors: entrepreneurship, knowledge development, the made in Africa, youth which is the lifeblood of the continent and finally the link between all these development axes, Internet technology which convey knowledge.
Cities come out of the ground in Ethiopia (photos I took on the plane 20 kilometers from Addis Ababa)
800 MILLION MOBILES IN AFRICA, MORE THAN IN EUROPE OR THE USA
The 26th World Economic Forum was held in Kigali, Rwanda. The main theme was to find new markets to diversify African economies with synergies on new technologies. An area of expertise in which I work regularly.
New technologies in Africa represent the largest market in the world according to many financial experts. There are currently 800 million mobile phones in Africa, more than in Europe or the USA. Knowing that 80% of these mobiles are old generation, imagine the impact on applications and information exchange when they are renewed by smartphones.
7 billion neighbors
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Coder schools “made in Africa” - RFI
African schools train good coders every year, and the opportunities offered by these training courses are great…
The new leaders of the digital economy are not only Google, Facebook, SAP, Atos, but also now Jumia, MTN, Orange … Groups that define new “agile” paradigms of participative, collaborative … web 3.0 businesses?
Intervention on RFI about coder schools in Africa
Oil crisis will boost already buoyant renewable energy sector
Francophone markets very open to partnerships and investments
The French-speaking countries are extremely dynamic and judiciously placed in a transition course. Energies, for example, are globally and logically taking the step of renewables with solar, geothermal, hydraulic, hydroelectric, biogas and biomass.
These energies are now profitable and make it possible to deploy major projects that directly affect development aid and make profitable investments.
the Noor-Ouarzazate complex provides more than 500 megawatts of power, which supplies 1.1 million Moroccans with electricity. In addition, it is estimated that the solar complex will reduce the Kingdom’s energy dependence by around 2.5 million tonnes of oil, while reducing carbon emissions by 760,000 tonnes per year.
The potential of renewable energies in relay with employment
With agriculture, construction and new technologies it is certain that renewable energies in Africa with the deployment of programs like Noor in Morocco or the hydroelectric dam in Ethiopia will be what we will call in 2100 “the green revolution in Africa for years 2020 “!
We must also count on the millions of jobs that renewable energies will generate by 2050. The sector should also be one of the most promising in the world. COP22 will be in November 2016 in Africa, in Morocco.
THE CURRENT SHARE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN ENERGY CONSUMPTION IS 10%
THESE 10% REPRESENT MORE JOBS THAN ALL OTHER ENERGY SOLUTIONS COMBINED… (JEREMY RIFKIN)
Why an economic reign in Africa
China has been installing its production plants in East Africa for 5 years, in textiles in energy, in technopoles (Huawei) … The cost of labor is the most competitive in the world with the possibility of working resources locally, a unique opportunity in the world.
The Chinese but also the Brazilians, the Turks, the Russians, the Germans and Sweden and Norway are also becoming key players. They cooperate on major projects and manage to forge strategic partnerships that often elude France, such as rail infrastructure in East Africa, nuclear power plants in West Africa (Nigeria) or hydroelectric dams in Ethiopia. .
So what is the 54 countries missing to rule economically over the world?
FEDERATE STATES IN A STRONG UNION …
… THE UNITED STATES OF AFRICA
And this is exactly what happened last year with the free trade treaty which sees 26 countries and 700 million inhabitants united in a federation bringing alone 900 billion euros of GDP. The objective is to grow commercially by 30% and of course to have a single customs law on East Africa. Here is the most dynamic part of Africa which is still doing well on the (global) African economy.