Over the past decade, sub-Saharan African economies have grown 5 percent a year, and the region’s economy should double by 2030. Yet this growth is not enough to spread needed development and progress throughout the region. Amadou Sy, a senior fellow with the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings, talks about the role of foreign direct investment, priorities for African policymakers, and the prospect for conflict resolution in the most troubled areas.
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The images below, covers of The Economist magazine, were used in a presentation by Amadou Sy to illustrate the "Africa Rising" narrative.
This image, from the same presentation mentioned above, shows multiple memberships and varied priorities of African nations.