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"...Africa is rich. Africa is populous. Africa is the place where most of the world's untapped natural resources and fertile land lie waiting to be exploited. And ultimately it will be Africans who will reap the benefits. According to estimates by the UN, over the next 100 years Africa's total population will quadruple. At the same time, the continent's share of the world economy is expected to double. The GDP of African nations is now growing by more than 4 percent a year. Because most, if not all, major land-based resource discoveries will take place on a continent roughly three times the size of the United States, the possibilities are truly endless. So the stereotype that Africa is 'poor,' 'backward,' and 'scary' should be challenged."
Source: Vice Magazine. “The Dark Continent.” Volume 21, Number 4. April 2014.