Africa Rising or Africa Uprising? It all depends on what lens you’re looking through | MG Africa Mobile

And he added that in his extensive travels up and down Africa, he had discovered that most Africans – living in townships and squatter camps – were not living the Africa Rising narrative.

“We ought to be cautious about the data we use,” he added. “We have gotten Africa wrong so many times.” He suggested that Africa needed to develop its own institutions to provide better economic data because most of the data now being used were produced by foreigners not Africans themselves.


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