[AfrICANN-discuss] FW: The Economist on Africa

Eric M.K Osiakwan emko at internetresearch.com.gh
Wed Dec 21 22:22:23 SAST 2011

Something has changed in the last decade and some have recognised it much earlier but as always, there are late comers to the party, they are still welcomed.

Happy holidays.

Eric here

On 21 Dec 2011, at 18:53, Anne-Rachel Inne wrote:

> End the year with good news.. this was one paper that used to call Africa …the dark continent and other memorable words….
> AR
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> The Economist in Africa
> In the past few editors searching for a break from economic gloom would have turned to Africa. But the continent at last has a real chance to follow in the footsteps of Asia. In our cover leader in most of our editions we argue that Africa's growth this time seems to go deeper than just commodities. Service and manufacturing are beginning to emerge, and there is a demographic dividend to be had, similar to Asia's.
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> A more hopeful continent: The lion kings? 
> Africa is now one of the world's fastest-growing regions
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> Foreign aid: Anti-malaria bed nets v F-35s 
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