May 6, 2014

Africa Isn't Rising

Jacob Kushner, Ozy

The Associated Press

By the books, it’s rising. Africa had six of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies in the 2000s. Minerals, metals and oil are nourishing long-starved government coffers. In January, Kenya’s Revenue Authority said it had collected too much money in taxes over the previous six months — 24 percent more than during the same period the year before.

But don’t go telling your friends Africa is no longer poor.

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TAGGED: Africa, Development

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