The Myth of African Growth

So it seems that The Gambia is set to be the fourth fastest growing economy in the world.Image

Not something that I would be able to identify or substantiate in the village I live in, which serves to highlight the misleading nature of looking at progress through GDP spectacles.A very illuminating article in Foreign Policy addresses simplistically looking at economic progress in Africa. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/01/04/the_myth_of_africa_s_rise?page=0,1

Also Vice has a succinct article which explores the uncomplicated analysis of Africa economic position. http://www.vice.com/read/is-this-the-century-of-africas-rise-1

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