Africa is a continent on the rise. Beyond bleak headlines about conflict or corruption-ridden states, there are innovative, creative entrepreneurs turning challenges into opportunities across the nations. People transcending bad aid and bad governments to build multi-million dollar industries, develop cutting edge healthcare technology and foster citizen activism.
There’s little question that the contributions of these innovators entrepreneurs are transforming the region, explains Dayo Olopade in her new book The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa.
So what can these African visionaries solving African problems teach us about aid to the continent, and to the rest of the world? And how should that shift the way we talk and think about Africa today?
Join New America for a conversation with Dayo Olopade about the powerful rays of hope from what was once called “the dark continent.”Join the conversation online using #brightcontinent and following @NewAmerica.