Friday, November 11, 2016
Shifts in African economic growth centres.
Slowing economic growth has muted the 'Africa rising' paradigm. The combined slowdown in the continent's oil economies, discovery of vast natural resources in eastern Africa, and better integration of East African economies has instead led to talk of 'Africa tilting' or other related metaphors of eastern countries' ascendancy. Like its predecessor, this concept needs to be carefully unpacked.