Potential in Africa By: Taylor Gipson


Recently, the South Sudanese currency has collapsed causing money-printing and economic issues. One of the main issues being that more than 90 percent of their income comes from oil so when a civil war broke out a couple years ago, the economy suffered a immense shortfall. This has lead to salaries meaning little to nothing and a huge increase in price for imported food contributing to the famine already present. Conflict within South Sudan has halted all hope of trying to fix this issue which has lead to the government overspending with no source of revenue. So in order to fight inflation, South Sudan has raised prices on work permits for foreign aid workers making for a hopeful future.

Similar to the information we learned in class about South Sudan, this article touches on the difficulties they are facing but how are they trying to overcome these problems with creating solutions like taxing foreign workers. Although this might not seem ideal for foreigners, it might just be beneficial for South Sudan.


For awhile, there was a doctor strike in Kenya which halted health services. The strike was due to doctors saying that there was not enough of them to deal with all the patients that need help. There has be more than 400 applications to go to Kenya to serve as doctors that have been promised contracts and better pay. Despite the risks of this, the overwhelming amount of doctors willing to do it shows a move in the right direction.

In comparison to what we have learned in class, this article shows a more upbeat point of view of Africa. Instead of focusing on the famine and other problems these people face it shows what they are doing to try and help.


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