Well I think it’s important to look at the
trend lines in Africa because by and large they’re more positive than the headlines and
it will make you feel hopeful. I think its important that people not forget
that Africa in the last ten years has had six to ten fastest growing economies. The healthcare systems are getting much better. Infant mortality is down, maternal mortality
is down, the number of people who will now live normal lives with HIV is way up. It’s important not to ignore the problems
but to realize that Africa has a lot going for it now. A lot going for it economically, a lot going
for it socially and politically.