These are critical times for Africa. What was until recently a great sense of optimism regarding the region’s future has, to some degree, given way to a great deal of concern. Not that long ago, hopes for a brighter economic and political future abounded in many areas of Africa, driven by higher rates of economic growth and the region’s growing connections to the wider global economy.

Unfortunately, the past few years have dashed some of these hopes as the region’s economy remains mired in a slump and as political unrest continues to destabilize many areas of the region. In fact…

Michael Weidokal

Economist and futurist specializing in economic competitiveness, globalization and geopolitical risk. President of ISA (International Strategic Analysis).

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