Sao Tome & Principe
Africa has her fair share of challenges, facing issues such as corruption, social injustice, political instability, extreme poverty and the march of the HIV/AIDS pandemic across the region. Yet some encouraging changes are presently going on in Africa: there is an average economic growth rate of 4% and the fight against HIV is producing positive results. One of the most frightening monsters of this age is terrorism. Al-Qaeda, active in Africa through various radical groups such as Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab and MUJAO- Movement for Jihad in West Africa, works hard to discourage the progress in the region.