The Challenge of Africa
A Critical Continent Under Siege
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  • Pete

    I fear that you greatly exaggerate the importance of Africa to the world community.

    • Andrew Allison

      Not to mention the so-called “economic progress”.

    • f1b0nacc1

      Well, twice nothing is still nothing…

  • Anthony

    Two interesting views: 1) Why do African States fail? Don’t Blame Neo-Colonialism (Jean-Loup Amselle) and 2) The Real Africa (David Brooks). So, is Africa as a whole rising and many of the world’s fastest growing countries are in the region (Bloomberg View) or a continent of conflict, lawlessness, and perennial problems. One may have to look at fine print. Nevertheless and in line with Feed’s general theme, “Boko Haram is not the main story in Africa or even in Nigeria. It is a small rear-guard reaction to the main story. The main story in Africa is an impressive surge of growth, urbanization and modernization which has sparked panic in a few people who don’t like these things.” A revisit is certainly merited by any serious policy makers attuned to global realities.

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