Despite Grim Headlines, Africa Is Booming

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/156621234/156621229" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

Guests

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.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.