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Social Bond Newsletter - Issue 01 - June 2019
Africa is a continent of contrast, rich in natural resources, yet its people are among the poorest in the world. The image of Africa projected throughout the world is that of a continent plagued by disease, hunger, corruption, and needing development aid now and beyond the near future. However, there is another story less told, which acknowledges the challenges faced by the continent but also recognises progress made; more children at school, reduced civil and military conflicts, improved governance, a large and youthful workforce, an untapped market of 1.2 billion consumers, and an expanding middle class. The African Development Bank is part of that story.