Despite Grim Headlines, Africa Is Booming

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Howard French, professor, Columbia University and author of A Continent for the Taking
Edward Miguel, professor, University of California-Berkeley and author of Economic Gangsters
Susan Lund, partner and director of research, McKinsey Global Institute

Headlines about war and famine dominate much of the news out of Africa, but six out of the ten fastest growing economies in the world are there. That growth is affecting the continent's culture, which has become increasingly globalized with Internet cafes, international business and technology.



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