Published On: Mon, Jul 18th, 2016

Youths To Make Africa’s Better Future: Bill Gates

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates said in South Africa recalling Nelson Mandela’s legacy is important as he believed the citizens could make future better than the past.

Speaking on the occasion of the 14th nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on Sunday the philanthropist added Africa has the potentiality of overcoming the health and economic challenges through its youth and ingenuity of the people.

The Mamelodi campus of University of Pretoria was jam packed to listen what the world’s richest man has in store to say about Africa.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was formed in 2000 and since then has invested over $9 billion in the continent. Some $5 billion will further be invested for the cause in next five years, said former CEO of Microsoft.

The Mamelodi campus is about 15 km east of capital Johannesburg. It is a large informal settlement and is commonly addressed as a township under Apartheid.

Gates said Mandela always talked about power of youth and he too agrees with the same as the reason has made him optimistic about future of Africa.

Data reveals Africa is the youngest continent in the world and is expected by 2050 forty percent of world’s children will live here as in next 35 years about two billion babies will be born in the continent.

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