Africa is on the Threshold of its « Boom Years »

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Baverez Nicolas

by Nicolas Baverez

2015-11-26
 

Africa’s    successful     take-off,    previously      prevented      by    the alternative strategies to capitalism and non-alignment, is     the result of globalisation. Since independence, the continent had suffered from the accumulation of non-development and impoverishment, corruption and the absence of the rule of law, and civil and foreign conflicts, often fuelled by the rivalry of the Cold War superpowers. Since the 1990s, Africa has shaken off the curse of seemingly being unable to achieve democracy and development.

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