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Not Davos: The World Economic Forum in Africa

Another World Economic Forum meeting is underway.

This one is not located at the Swiss ski resort town of Davos, features few celebrities like Bono and is garnering much less media attention. It’s the WEF on Africa, in Cape Town, South Africa, this year.

A few stories:

BBC: Kofi Annan warns that Africa is at risk of squandering current economic growth

Guardian: Botswana is a success story showing power of public-private partnerships

South Africa, Independent Online: Africa can use the world’s challenges to its benefit

South Africa, Business Day: Africa’s development is unbalanced

Bloomberg: Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic outlook ‘quite positive’


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Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at] or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.