The Fastest Billion: The Story Behind Africa's Economic Revolution (Hardback)

by Charles Robertson, Yvonne Mhango, Michael Moran, Arnold Meyer, Nothando Ndebele, Bradley Way, John Arron, Johan Snyman, Jim Taylor, Dragan Trajkov

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From the vantage point of many in the West, Africa remains a continent of woe a place stalked by ethnic conflict, corrupt dictatorships, religious strife, war and famine. But today, at last, the flawed mythology that treats Africa as a homogenous disaster area is being challenged by investors, economists, fund managers and academics. Age is not often associated with speed; but Africa, the cradle of civilisation, now has more of the world s fastest-growing economies than any other. After a generation of relative stagnation in the late 20th Century, many in Africa have begun the long-awaited period of catch-up with the developed world. The bottom billion is becoming the fastest billion. This book, the work of a group of African economists and highly respected analysts from Renaissance Capital, the leading emerging markets investment bank, aims to accelerate the world s realisation that Africa has no intention of allowing the coming decades to add up to an Asian Century . Africa s day has arrived. Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Ashesi University, Ghana. View the video trailers at and https://vimeo. com/50979959 Visit our website for more information

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