International Reports

Africa – A Continent on the Rise

by Horst Köhler
The fact that successes, setbacks, upheavals, booms and busts can all happen at the same time is part and parcel of the complexity that is Africa’s reality. There is not one Africa, but hundreds, perhaps thousands of Africas. Africa is a huge, heterogeneous continent. Despite the many obvious differences, there is one very clear trend: 21st century Africa is now in much better shape than before. The continent has seen many successes of late and many more are in the pipeline.