Uncovering the Root Causes of Africa’s Poverty and Its Global Significance

By 2050, a quarter of the planet’s population will reside in Africa, despite being the poorest continent despite abundant natural resources and a young population. Magatte Wade, director of the Center for African Prosperity at the Atlas Network, is a serial entrepreneur, CEO of SkinIsSkin, and author of the memoir “The Heart of a Cheetah.” She believes the solution to Africa’s problems lies with the “cheetah generation,” young Africans who embrace free markets, individualism, human rights, and government transparency. Wade sits down with Reason‘s Nick Gillespie to discuss her book, “conscious capitalism,” charter cities, and how cryptocurrencies are helping build the Africa—and the world—they want.