For many people, their images of Africa are crowded with photos of hungry children, brutal wars, and devastating natural disasters.

Fortunately, there is more to Africa, a lot more. As of 2019, approximately 1.3 billion people were living in 54 countries in this resource-rich and diverse continent. Recent growth has been due to sales in commodities, services, and manufacturing. According to McKinsey, by 2025, household consumption will reach $2.1 trillion and business spending $3.5 trillion – a total of $5.6 trillion in business and investment opportunities. In 2019, the five fastest-growing economies in the world were in Africa — expanding at more than two times the rate of the worldwide average. Of course, like everywhere else in the world, the African economies have been slowed by Covid-19. Nevertheless, the resources — both human capital and natural — remain.

At LocWorld, we have been discussing a conference in Africa since 2017. With the advent of virtual meetings, we decided that now is the time. Indeed, as the effect of Covid-19 appears to be lessening, this is definitely the time to talk about countries and economies that are poised to exceed expectations.

In this session (which is somewhat of a preview for LocWorld Africa in March 2022) we will show you the other Africa. The Africa of vibrant cities, successful businesses, creative startups, and the incredibly diverse landscape of languages — full of challenges and opportunities.  This session occurred during LocWorldWide46 and is now available for streaming.

Our panelists bring a variety of experiences and knowledge to this session.

Theo Marube
Managing Director
Tamarind Language Services
Binta Moustapha
Lead and Curator,
University of the
District of Columbia
Stevy Daic Ndjala Totolo
Conference Interpreter,
Voiceover Trainer
Gemini Multimedia
Cynthia Obioha
Lead, International Product Growth,
Middle East and Africa
Michael Klinger
Managing Director
Language Transactions
Theo Marube Binta Moustapha Stevy Daic Ndjala Totolo Cynthia Obioha Michael Klinger

This session is now online for you to stream!