October 8, 2012

Is Africa's Economic Miracle Just a Mirage?

Sylvie Brunel, Les Echos

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Africa will never emerge until it can share its financial manna, whatever amount that is, more fairly, and establish real social policies instead of exploiting easy money, whether that comes from charity or from oil.

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