Pierderea Africii

How Obama Failed to Engage an Increasingly Important Continent Todd Moss, October 1, 2012 A Madiba mosaic portrait of president Obama. (tsevis / flickr) Africa is more important than ever to the United States. The continent, home to six of the world’s ten fastest-growing economies, is booming. And democracy has become the African norm rather than the exception. This year alone, no fewer than fifteen sub-Saharan countries will hold elections. With their combination of liberal politics and market economics, countries such as Ghana and Botswana are attracting frontier investors. Huge potential markets like Nigeria and Ethiopia are leveraging modest reforms into big economic opportunities. These trends all suggest that Africa is [...]