Innogen · ‘Innogen Insider’ blog · March 7, 2017
Growth with Apology: The Despondency in the African Rising Narrative
by By Fredrick Ajwang
Is Africa really on the rise, or rather was it really rising? A couple of years ago, to be precise in December 2011, The Economist Magazine published an issue based on the idea that Africa was on the rise. From henceforth the narrative of Africa rising became popular in academia and policy circles primed on the impressive growth data from the continent.