AFRICANGLOBE - When you are looking over the beautiful Atlantic Ocean from the harbour in Cape Town, it is easy to convince yourself that Africa’s long-term outlook is positive. A number of factors are pulling it in the right direction. The top 10 performing African countries have a combined growth rate that averaged 7.6% over the past decade. Nigeria, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Mozambique, Angola and Zambia also have a combined population of around 700 million people. Even over the past five years, hardly a benign environment, growth has been 6.6%.