Rick Rowden recently published an article in ForeignPolicy.com on “The Myth of Africa’s Rise: Why the rumors of Africa’s explosive growth have been greatly exaggerated” (note that you need to sign up with FP to access the article).
Following from that he was invited by The Economist magazine (UK) to participate in one of their periodic online debates; this one on the question: How real is the much talked about “rise” of Africa?
More specifically, does Africa needs to move towards industrialization or not?
Rick argued that it does while World Bank economist Wolfgang Fengler argued it does not.
The online debate played out over the last week, and they have just posted our closing statements.
Now its up to us to vote and decide the winner.
Get engaged: http://www.economist.com/debate/days/view/956