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Great post Malik. Its always interesting to hear your thoughts on the future of Africa, a region that will certainly grow in importance in the world!

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Very important points in here, Malik. I feel that too many of us miss these. Stories of the successful are at best an inspiration, not a instructional map.

Many of the developed countries employed very protectionist policies while growing, opening up much later. Some still do, just look at how Europe shields its agriculture from imports. South Korea remained deeply corrupt (during its developing years) yet still managed to advance fast, largely because of sustained FDI, mostly from the US.

I'm not saying that we should be protectionist or not focus on corruption, of course, just reiterating the point that policy should be reflective of the needs of a nation, region, or continent.

Thanks for a nice article, once again.

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β€œ stories of the successful are at best and inspiration, not a instructional map”. Fantastic comment! I wish I wrote that πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. And yes: we definitely need to focus more on our actual needs are and not what we (or others) think our needs are

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Mar 18Liked by Malik Djinadou

Very well articulated. I have now heard this theme several times. I believe it is a viable path because it’s ideas are shared by people who see and live the problems and have a solution to them. It is very encouraging to me. Hopefully these ideas will grow and be put in place as quickly as possible

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Thank you Gregory! And fingers crossed 🀞

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