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18 November 2010
Daily Nation: "Yes, Africa’s star is on the rise, but we still lack visionary leadership"
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Africa’s image as a basket case where war, famine, and poverty are endemic might finally be changing, according to recent studies that show that the continent’s star might finally be on the rise.

Early this year, the National Bureau of Economic Research in the United States published a paper by Xavier Sala-i-Martin and Maxim Pinkovskiy that showed that not only is African poverty falling rapidly, but that if present trends continue, the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving poverty by 2015 will be achieved on time.

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