A Ugandan proverb warns that “a roaring lion kills no game.” African nations have achieved much, but they mustn’t rest on their laurels. As Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former finance minister of Nigeria, explains, if Africa can learn from its missteps and leverage its feats, it can look forward to a self-reliant, prosperous future. Although Okonjo-Iweala’s brief report tends to overgeneralize Africa’s 54 nations, getAbstract recommends her unique insider’s perspective to investors seeking lucrative opportunities on the burgeoning continent.
In this summary, you will learn
- In which six areas Africa has succeeded,
- What eight challenges Africa has failed to solve, and
- How Africa can rise once again.
About the Speaker
Economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a senior adviser at Lazard, an asset management firm.