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.
About the Speaker
Economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a senior adviser at Lazard, an asset management firm.