When Africa and Brazil’s tourism industry exploded in the late 1990s, it was in part due to a global boom in African tourism.
Africa’s growing middle class, which was already making big strides in terms of access to quality healthcare and education, made travel to South America’s rainforest regions a natural and lucrative opportunity for African travelers.
The World Tourism Organization estimates that more than $200 billion is spent on tourism in Africa annually.
Today, African countries have more than 30 million visitors each year.
The growth of tourism in these two countries has made them the most popular destinations for tourists from around the world.
But, as African tourism has been growing, the country has experienced a resurgence in poverty and inequality.
While the majority of Africa’s population still lives in poverty, many people in South America are still struggling with the same challenges as those in the continent.
A recent study from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) found that more African countries are now experiencing “serious structural and institutional inequalities” in their economies, with one-third of the population living on less than $1.25 a day.
In a recent article, the United States’ State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (Beth Dinck, BETHD) detailed how African countries continue to struggle with inequality in the region, even as they see their economy grow.
In South Africa, the UNDP said, inequality in terms at least of income inequality is the worst in Africa, at 30 percent, which is nearly double the U.S. average.
Meanwhile, the World Bank and World Health Organization (WHO) report that in the past two decades, African nations have seen a massive increase in the number of people living in extreme poverty, with almost 90 percent of African children living in such extreme poverty.
African governments have tried to address the problem by introducing measures like land reform, and a program called the “One Belt, One Road” has provided more than 2 billion dollars in aid to Africa over the past five years.
However, these measures have had mixed success in improving the lives of many in the country.
“In order to provide the most basic and effective support for all segments of society, the African Union and African Development Bank need to focus on structural and social development as the key drivers of development in Africa,” Dinck said.