The Fastest Billion: The Story Behind China Works to Improve Image 2 days ago   02:43

By Charles Robertson
From the vantage point of many in the West, Africa remains a continent of woe -- a place stalked by ethnic conflict, corrupt dictatorships, religious strife, war and famine.
But today, at last, the flawed mythology that treats Africa as a homogenous disaster area is being challenged by investors, economists, fund managers and academics. Age is not often associated with speed; but Africa, the cradle of civilisation, now has more of the world's fastest-growing economies than any other. After a generation of relative stagnation in the late 20th Century, many in Africa have begun the long-awaited period of catch-up with the developed world. The bottom billion is becoming the fastest billion.
This book, the work of a group of African economists and highly respected analysts from Renaissance Capital, the leading emerging markets investment bank, aims to accelerate the world's realisation that Africa has no intention of allowing the coming decades to add up to an "Asian Century". Africa's day has arrived

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Hub tv
I'm a black slave and Africa can never better curse on them for selling the people to Europeans
Aziz Shabazz
Africa is on the rise. Don't believe the westerners stories of war and poverty.. There's war or poverty almost everywhere.
If you can live in LA and Chicago with all the murders you can live anywhere.
All western propaganda! 🤔
Joseph Smith
And now it's 2018 and Africa is back to it's old tricks again... Rampant civil wars, violence, coup, income inequality, corruption, etc... So many Africans are fleeing Africa to go to EU or USA...
Ashara Dahir
finally, somebody is talking about Africa.i admire this guy ( Charles Robertson). i failed to get more of his videos, but looking forward to reading (THE FASTEST BILLION) to get to know my continents economic revolution in these coming decades.
Roderick Mitchell
And who created that negative perception about Africa mr white man? Africans shouldnt support these evil white people
The Truth
Jesus's continent is rising.
Oyibo Boy

List of Least Developed Countries  
Definition of least developed countries.

The term "Least Developed Countries (LDCs)" describes the world's poorest countries with following 3 criteria:
  Low-income criterion
based on a three-year average estimate of the gross national income (GNI) per capita (under $750 for inclusion, above $900 for graduation)
  Human resource weakness criterion
involving a composite Human Assets Index (HAI) based on indicators of: 
(a) nutrition; (b) health; (c) education; and (d) adult literacy.
  Economic vulnerability criterion
based on indicators of the instability of agricultural production; the instability of exports of goods and services; the economic importance of non-traditional activities (share of manufacturing and modern services in GDP); merchandise export concentration; and the handicap of economic smallness.
List of Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
Angola Benin Burkina Faso Burundi
Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Comoros
Congo, Dem. Rep. of the Djibouti Equatorial Guinea Eritrea
Ethiopia Gambia Guinea Guinea-Bissau
Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Malawi
Mali Mauritania Mozambique Niger
Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe Senegal Sierra Leone
Somalia Sudan Tanzania Togo
Uganda Zambia  
Steve Mag
Africa was always wealthy and you bought the wars and the despair and the lies the deception you tried to erase the past steel land resources culture they've been fighting forever to get African continent back to the peace you disrupted
"If you need labor, Africa is going to be the continent to find it."

That could've been worded better.
Kwamee Tillman
Africa......I am always proud to have you as my motherland!
You understand a video about Black people is important when you see white racists get mad
James Powell
You speak 6 languages,and you are stupid fool troll in all of them!Bah,you are not worth any more of my time!
Barry Thomson
i speak 6 languages and im 14 i dont need to do that exp on the internet africa is a shthole will always be untill we invade ofc
You might want to improve on your writing skills before calling anyone stupid
Barry Thomson
Lol i now see u people are just ignorant and stupid no wonder africa will never be a nice place to live black people are just naturally to stupid cheap labor and factories aint economic happyness turd
Barry Thomson
Well i basiclly do that to have the 'superior feeling' because people always want that i actuelly think everyone is a turd because there sensitive to skin color wich is bullsht were same species also im white and ur africans are always acting like we enslaved them so yes we as in i invented that sht and airplains just because im white problem O?O somebody jealous cuz there not white ey O?O
Barry Thomson
Im white and i know that black africans enslaved africans and tradd them thats how it went and we killed and rapd yes we no my ancestors ur ancestors to white people invented everything why dont u try and make a frica a better place instead coming to Europe we have history culture u have poop and ur jealous of us an dour skin O?O
Barry Thomson
It has been proven asains are the sartestwhites average black people are retarded O?O
Zay Momo
Oh really? Where can I find info on this?
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China Works to Improve Image The Fastest Billion: The Story Behind 2 days ago   03:02

China's activities in Africa have long been a target of criticism. But as VOA's Bill Ide reports from Beijing, its support of controversial leaders on the continent and massive hunger for resources have led some to question its intentions. Changing that perception has been a key point during Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to Africa this week.