Most Thais probably think of Africa as a far-off land filled with wild animals. Africa is, in fact, an emerging continent full of opportunities; it is the next frontier of global economic growth.
This continent comprises 20% of the world's land mass spread between its 54 countries, with a population of more than one billion and rich natural and mineral resources. Oil, natural gas and coal can also be found in this fertile land.
More importantly, Africa is rapidly transforming with a high rate of growth and rising levels of affluence. There are now seven African countries which are among the world's top economic performers.
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