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The economic growth of Africa will basically depend on the stability of the world economy. I believe that each country is interdependent to some other country, the fall of one will likely give a negative effect on the dependent country. Now that we are still on recession I think it will be hard to expect for more growth in Africa UNLESS there are investors who are willing to put the money, or if Africa will engage to commitment of funds by buying securities or other monetary or paper (financial) assets in the money markets or capital markets, or in fairly liquid real assets, such as gold, real estate, or collectibles. The Financial Accounting Standards Board, or FASB, are making it acceptable for companies heavily invested in the questionable asset to write them off as having long-term value, and get cash advances for them, but in reality they are toxic mortgage assets. Basically, what this boils down to is that companies that got bad investments (because they didn't want to do something traditional, like sell something to customers that want what they sell) get to fix their books so that what is known to be bad is good. I'd give a heck of a cash advance to find out where FASB gets their logic.