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Pessimism as a vision for Africa has reigned far too long. The facts are, as you point out, a new middle class is rising in Africa. I would like to point out that right behind the present middle class and ready to broaden its base is Africa's youth. They have been raised in an age of expanding technology on the continent. They have a entrepreneurial spirit, optimism and courage that make them the change agents for the next several decades. Right now in Nairobi a group of young people are meeting for a Startup Weedend Nairobi. These young aspiring entrepreneurs will put together companies that will produce new jobs and streams of income.