The Initiative Southern Africa (INISA) and the German Africa Foundation cordially invite you to
"Africa's rise in The Economist's eyes"
Friday, 6th of September, 16h30
Conference room of the German Africa Foundation, Ziegelstr. 30, 10117 Berlin
Oliver August, The Economist's Africa Editor and author
Dr. Yaw Ofosu-Kusi, Social Economics Professor and Director of the Office of International Affairs, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana
Japheth Omojuwa, Blogger and Editor of AfricanLiberty.org, Nigeria
Chair: Rene Gradwohl (INISA e.V.)
Conference language will be English.
In the year 2000 the well-known British newspaper The Economist was still describing Africa as a lost continent. Today in 2013 that description sounds noticeable different: In their March issue the newspaper's cover read „Africa Rising". In a special report the Africa Editor Oliver August painted a picture at odds with common but outdated images and certified Africa a bright future. How did he form his opinion? Has he fallen victim to a media hype or is there a consensus that Africa is on the rise? How diverse are the solutions in different countries?