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Submitted by Brian Scott on
Increased intra-African business and moving away from a reliance on international exports was cited as key in Africa's development. For a number of years, Asian economies were the fastest growing in the world. Development experts held up the "Asian model" of export-led growth, high levels of foreign investment, rising per capita incomes and highly competitive manufacturing industries, as examples for other developing regions to emulate. Many more African nations are taking advantage of the liberal trade opportunities under AGOA but many more are facing significant challenges in their efforts to increase trade. Brian