Comments on: Africa: the next economic tiger? http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/10/19/africa-the-next-economic-tiger/ Sun, 28 Jul 2013 14:34:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: MarkIV http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/10/19/africa-the-next-economic-tiger/#comment-10843 Sat, 27 Oct 2012 07:37:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1793#comment-10843 The potential for growth undoubtedly is immense but the issues that need to be guarded against are POLITICAL INSTABILITY AND NASCENCY on the one hand and corruption ON THE OTHER. The Politico-Entrepreneurial Nexus may mar all good!! Africa’s ‘limitless’ resources spatial,material and human make it a Great Destination and Land of 21st Century Opportunity.

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By: OfCoUrSe10 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/10/19/africa-the-next-economic-tiger/#comment-10716 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:48:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1793#comment-10716 The facts underlying this argument are not self-evident. That is to say the economic changes in select countries (in Africa) do not necessarily reflect every citizen is better off. But that is true everywhere, even in countries like the US. The point is, the ratio is tipping towards higher GDP despite the unpopular policies: “forget about ephemeral concepts like free speech and pluralism in exchange for a swiftly increasing GDP.”
Overall, a welcome opinion only because it is true.

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By: jmswncomanzi http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/10/19/africa-the-next-economic-tiger/#comment-10586 Sun, 21 Oct 2012 21:43:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1793#comment-10586 energy and electricity generation is the next big growth area in africa, just as mobile telephony was in the late 90s and naughties.

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By: wintersx http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/10/19/africa-the-next-economic-tiger/#comment-10581 Sun, 21 Oct 2012 18:23:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1793#comment-10581 I welcome the day when all men have equal opportunity for prosperity and can live lives free of fear. But sadly under the current monetary economic system, there is no way this planet’s resources can sustain yet another consumer society at the levels and methods the U.S. & our allies now employ.

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2012/10/19/africa-the-next-economic-tiger/#comment-10525 Sun, 21 Oct 2012 06:05:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/?p=1793#comment-10525 You say: “Not so long ago, Africa’s tragedy was its children…The Industrial Revolution transformed children from a family’s labor force to its luxury good. That is still the case; but for the national economy, babies are becoming the most precious resource of all.”

In an area with widespread AIDs, starvation, poverty, little clean water or sanitation, a high birth rate and almost non-existent educational, employment or production capability, BABIES are Africa’s “key to success”? Forgice me if I need some more help to “connect your dots”.

If we assume America and other more developed nations will keep feeding Africa’s multitudes, there remain some really big blanks in this “story” to fill in. Many would-be “investors” remember how non-black property owners were treated when Africans became “self-governing” (and self-exploiting) citizens. What could possibly go wrong?

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