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An African Alphabet: From AIDS to Zebra

What can the alphabet teach us about the current state of Africa?

What can the alphabet teach us about the current state of Africa?

Takeaways


Africa is known as the “dark continent” not just because of the bleak living conditions that many Africans face — but also because so little is known about the region. Guy Pfeffermann provides surprising perspectives on subjects ranging from war to the Internet.

N — Networks
O — Origins
P — Population
Q — Quarantine
R — Remittances
S — Schools
T — Terms of Trade
U — Urban Growth
V — Valuable Resources

W — Wars

X — Xenophobia
Y — Young People
Z — Zebra

For the first half of our African Alphabet, click here.

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About Guy Pfeffermann

Guy Pfeffermann is the Founder and CEO of the Global Business School Network. He was formerly the chief economist of the IFC. Follow him @GPfeffermann

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