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Foresight Africa: The Continent’s Greatest Challenges and Opportunities for 2011

The BRICs and the New Scramble for Africa

Mwangi S. Kimenyi

and Zenia Lewis state that the BRICs off er Africa great opportunities for economic growth in 2011. However, this relationship alsopresents challenges. They argue that African governments must forge partnerships with the BRICs that go beyond the exploitation of natural resources to promote other sectors that will facilitate longterm economic growth in Africa.

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