This article by Christy Macy appeared in the Spring 2009 edition of YOUth magazine. Macy is the Director of Publications at the International Youth Foundation (IYF). In this article, she discusses the emergence of Africa's young people as the greatest hope for renewed economic and social progress across the region. The article addresses the willingness of governments and the private sector to invest in the continent's growing number of determined and innovative entrepreneurs.
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