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Africa’s growth story

After decades of stagnation, Africa’s economies experienced a marked acceleration in growth during the past ten years. The magnitude of the continent’s development story is startling in its specifics and the opportunity it presents. This new package explores what factors underpinned Africa’s growth and the continent’s prospects.


Checking Africa’s vital signs
Click through this interactive feature to explore the geography, demographics, economics, and business climate of Africa.

What’s driving Africa’s growth
The rate of return on foreign investment is higher in Africa than in any other developing region. Global executives and investors must pay heed.

Africa’s path to growth: Sector by sector
The continent’s growth story isn’t entirely about the extractive industries. Seven articles examine the future of a wide range of sectors.

Fulfilling the promise of sub-Saharan Africa
The region has already made great strides below the radar. It now stands to become the developing world’s next great success story.

Also of interest:
•South Africa in the spotlight: An interview with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe
•A seismic shift in South Africa’s consumer landscape
•Picking products for Africa’s growing consumer markets


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