9 mega-trends shaping the future of Africa: Seyi Bickersteth, Chairman, KPMG Africa

In August 1963, Martin Luther King Jr delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington. When King said, “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal”, it was a turning point in American history.

It is interesting to note that at the time King made this speech, Africa was already in the midst of a massive revolution aimed at addressing inequality and oppression across the continent.

Decolonization in Africa began in 1957 and gained great momentum in the 1960s, as newly appointed African governments – re-imagining Africa’s future – became passionate about a movement towards pan-Africanism.

Read more: 9 mega-trends shaping the future of Africa – Agenda – The World Economic Forum