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Submitted by ben on
I agree with some of the comments expressing doubts about the accuracy of the indexes used to measure growth. The questions it seems to invoke is whether or not this growth is lifting Africa out of poverty or is this just a mirage which is masking more of the same. From my non-expert assessment, I believe - especially after the 2010 Word Cup - the world is looking at Africa with new eyes. Additionally, many African expatriates, with education, are returning to take advantage of new opportunities in Africa. Check out these links: http://harveysglobalpolitics.blogspot.com/2011/09/retailers-eye-africa-as-final-frontier.html http://harveysglobalpolitics.blogspot.com/2011/08/africas-middle-class-how-big-is-it.html