In pursuit of the elusive African dream


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In 2018 alone, some of the leaders of the world’s most powerful nations have visited Africa in a clear indication that global economic and political focus is now fully on the African continent.

These include German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Chinese President Xi Jinping, while other countries like Russia, India, USA and the European Union bloc have sent high-level representatives.

African leaders have also been “summoned” to the world’s capitals like Washington DC, London, Brussels, Paris and Beijing, where the red carpet has been rolled out, champagne popped and purse strings loosened.

In August, Germany dispatched Merkel to Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria, while its Development Minister Gerd…

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