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Old 08-08-2017, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Sandpoint, Idaho
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UN forecasts population in Africa to double to 2.53 billion by 2050.

Where do you see the opportunities? Which countries will be plagued by woes?

In the current top 100 IMF list of Per capita GDP (PPP), out of 186 countries:

29. Equatorial Guinea
44. Syechelles
60. Mauritius
63. Gabon
72. Botswana
88. South Africa
100. Namibia

In the current bottom 10 of IMF list of Per capita GDP (PPP):

186. CAR
185. Dem Rep Congo
184. Burundi
183. Liberia
182. Niger
181. Malawi
180. Mozambique
179. Guinea
178. Eritrea
177. Madagasgar
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:55 PM
 
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I'm not surprised since Africa is the continent with the fastest growing population.
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:50 PM
 
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That why China is investing in Africa, it still has the most resources, even after Europe plunder.
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:07 AM
 
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Every continent at some point in time has a true economic visionary, even if brutal by many measures:

Deng Xiao Ping--China
Lee Kwan Yew -- Singapore
Pinochet--Chile
The folks in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar

it will be interesting to see which Sub-Saharan countries will lead Africa into the 22nd century.
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:19 AM
 
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That why China is investing in Africa, it still has the most resources, even after Europe plunder.
Yes. Many beautiful gemstones, diamonds and such. Natural resources in abundance in Africa.
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:21 AM
 
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Every continent at some point in time has a true economic visionary, even if brutal by many measures:

Deng Xiao Ping--China
Lee Kwan Yew -- Singapore
Pinochet--Chile
The folks in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar

it will be interesting to see which Sub-Saharan countries will lead Africa into the 22nd century.
China
Singapore
Dubai
Abu Dhabi
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Are all on one continent. Asia.
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:23 PM
 
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I guess this puts some end to all the conspiracies that AIDS was put into Africa to kill off it's population.
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:24 PM
 
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In fact Africa faces major problems given the probability of environmental collapse. This is where the most devastating consequences of global change will be felt as increased desertification and reduced water supply leads to a drastic cut in lands available for agricultural purposes. Yet Africa's population growth continues to soar.

Even rich nations like Kenya faces looming disaster and increasing ethnic conflict as people battle for scarce resources. Even wealthy South Africa isn't immune from this.
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