Africa's MomentSubmitted by Admin on Sat, 03/13/2010 - 18:19
"Africa's Moment" was first published in 2010 (Odile Jacob).
Jean-Michel Severino, Former CEO of the French Development Agency (2001-2010), current CEO of Investisseurs & Partenaires
Olivier Ray, economist, AFD Regional Director, Middle East
The 21st century will be the century of Africa. This continent was once seen as empty, rural, animist, poor, and forgotten by the world. Now, fifty years after independence, it is full to bursting, urban and monotheist. If poverty and violence are still rampant, economic growth has taken off again and a middle class is developing. Africa will hold a central place in the big issues facing the world today. If it once made a ‘false start’, here it is back again – in the fast lane.