Wednesday, 13 March 2013
The Economist's View
The Economist's March edition contains an interesting synopsis of what is happening on the continent under the title "The world's fastest growing continent: Aspiring Africa". Congratulations and excitement are mixed with concern and urgency. It calls on Africans to liberate themselves, this time not from colonial masters but from civil servants, and embrace pan-Africanism by breaking down borders and seeking a common market from Cape to Cairo. In our little space, this is the thinking behind PAIPO. A heady thought indeed, not unlike that of the beloved giraffe that accompanies the article.