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Four Overlooked Factors Behind Africa’s Economic Success

AFRICANGLOBE - The African economic success story is by now a well-reported fact. More than half of the world's 10 fastest-growing economies are in Africa, and the continent's economy is projected to grow more than 5% this year.

Africa Rising: Who Is Benefiting?

AFRICANGLOBE - One of Africa’s harsh realities is not the absence of resources but the lack of the will to transform the continent’s economies to influence the global agenda. Much of Africa’s leadership is sucked up in activities that seek to perpetuate their stay in power.

Africa: Why Fast Economic Growth Does Not Always Bring Development

AFRICANGLOBE - The good news about Africa is that many countries are now showing sustained economic growth. Not to be overlooked, however, are the persistent security dilemmas in many parts of the continent exacerbated by "discordant development."

Africa a Beacon of Hope In a Darkened World

AFRICANGLOBE - If you are looking for some cheer in a pretty gloomy world, consider the growing consensus among some of the world’s smartest money that the next big emerging market may be Africa.

Africa Rising – But Are Africans Benefiting From the Economic Growth?

AFRICANGLOBE - Richard Joseph explores how "discordant development" - deepening inequalities and rapid progress juxtaposed with group distress - is often one of the root causes of uncertainty, insecurity and violent conflict in Africa.

Could China’s Slowdown Mark the End of Africa’s Decade of Growth?

AFRICANGLOBE - Africa's accelerated economic growth over the last decade has been well documented. Feted as the next boom market, especially with the backdrop of the economic slowdown in the West, there has been a tendency by many commentators to hail it as the last frontier for growth.

Economist: Africa Growing, Political Risks Remain

Africa will continue its economic growth into the next year, but faces increasing threats from continued political instability, youth unemployment and the global recession...

New Report Focuses On Unleashing Africa’s Economic Growth Potential

  African countries must pursue structural transformation to sustain growth, create jobs and reduce vulnerability to external shocks, says a United Nations report released today,...