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Should Africa Follow Asia's Path to Economic Prosperity?

Author John Akhile, Sr. argues in his new book “Unleashed” that if Asia’s so-called ‘Tiger economies’ did it, so can Africa. By leveraging the continent’s agricultural potential, minerals, raw materials, and low-cost labor, Akhile thinks that using these resources Africans can build an equally impressive economic miracle as what happened in Asia but within a decade.

Even though Africa, particularly in Ethiopia and South Africa, is expanding its manufacturing output, prompting comparisons to Asia’s similar economic development history, the two continents have such different economic and historical contexts that make any comparison between the two extremely difficult to make.

Akhile joins Eric and Cobus this week to make his case.

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