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New From CFR: John Campbell on Africa’s Outlook

by Development Channel Staff
November 28, 2012

Heavy traffic is seen on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos on November 11, 2010 (Akintunde Akinleye/Courtesy Reuters) Heavy traffic is seen on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos on November 11, 2010 (Akintunde Akinleye/Courtesy Reuters)

Yesterday on his blog, CFR senior fellow John Campbell reviewed a piece by Simon Freemantle of Standard Bank Research on “whether the Africa glass is half full or half empty.” As Campbell writes:

I continue to see dangers in lumping all of sub-Saharan Africa together. There is a huge variation among countries and sectors. In some, the glass is clearly half full; in others, half empty. Understanding Africa requires the deeper analysis for which Freemantle calls; not only on a continental level, but also a regional and local one.

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