How Africa could get rich

Exciting new video from the Economist. Africa is changing so fast, it is becoming hard to ignore. In the short term, the continent faces many problems – including Covid-19 – but, in the long term, it could rival China’s economic might.

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  1. Create a painting of Africa. Try starting with a map and then let your imagine run wild!
  2. After watching the film, write notes for a debate in which you will argue that Africa will be richer than any country in the world by 2050. Make sure you have some good evidence to back up this view. Then try it out on an adult in your house over Easter.