5 Emerging Africa Economies!!!! Hope for the Future or Over-Optimistic?

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    I would love to believe this, but I think I go with over-optimistic! I mean they have South Africa at the top. SA is the AIDS, rape, baby rape, carjacking and murder rate capital of the world. Not to mention they have enacted pogram or government rule discriminatory programs against Whites, very much the same as how blacks were treated during apartheid. Yet they put them at the top at the shining light.

    Then you have Nigeria! A country that is sharply divided by secular lines, most caused by Muslim belligerence!

    I just can't see hope with these countries being spotlighted!
     
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    African countries will emerge with economic importance - not due to internal leadership - but engineers and managers brought in from China!!!!!

    True, some are turning to European skill-bases, but the biggest surge comes from China that is hungry for oil - one of the reasons they're rattling sabers all throughout the South China Sea.

    And, to back up and defend their claims, many companies are hiring large numbers of heavily-armed mercenaries to protect their claims. While al-queda is trying very hard to dominate a number of African countries, its leaders are facing severe threats from these and other mercenary organizations.

    Oh yeah - and don't forget King Barry's efforts to infiltrate American military forces into the region.


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    China shorin' up Sudan's currency...
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    Sudan says secures $1.5 bln loan from China as it battles currency slide
    9 Jan.`13 - Sudan has secured a $1.5 billion loan guaranteed by Chinese state oil firm China National Petroleum Corp, its finance minister said, throwing a lifeline to the African country battling its worst economic crisis for decades.
     
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    If both the US and China help turn around the basket case that is Africa, wouldn't that meddling be a positive thing? Yet the libs and the Ron Paul Nutbags would cry foul!
     
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    Hope for the future! Whether it's the U.S. or china it's about time that a foreign power HELPED in Africa! Africa has nowhere to go but up. Foreign meddling is the root of every current problem in Africa, and it seems that POSITIVE foreign meddling could be the best way out.
     
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    How drugs fuel Islamic militants in Africa...

    How Islamist militancy threatens Africa
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    Really?

    Maybe it could have something to do with the population. Of course never any responsibility for the way things are around you.

    Some of these countries I'll admit are doing better, but to say it is just foreign isn't being honest.
     
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    They were fairly poor countries to spotlight I think. Africa is growing quite fast and there are some really strong states that have promising futures. Ghana is certainly one, South Africa is as well though they do have trouble with HIV and crime, Botswana has long had a strong democracy and steady growth and is a middle income country akin to Turkey. Liberia has seen promising recovery and growth from its civil war, as has Rwanda. If Kenya can overcome its ethnic divides then it is a booming market as well, particularly as a portal for Chinese movement into the continent. Tanzania as well is linked to the East African Community and shows more promise in my opinion than Ethiopia or Angola (which both have governance issues). Nigeria has long had the north-south divide bu the most heavily concentrated parts of the country in the south are in pretty good shape, minus the issues in the Niger delta.

    Africa is definitely a continent on the move in terms of growth.
     
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    The population of Africa is fairly low and spread out, which has actually made it difficult for start-up businesses to boom.
     
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