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Over the next four days I'll post a look back on Africa (with focus on Nigeria) 2011 - split into four parts. I'll start with an overview, then two days of tendencies and finally a post with my predictions for 2012.

Overview

Hunger, poverty, aid, riots and bare footed football - these things are often part of the West's perception of Africa. Discussions of Africa often involve terms like corruption and lack of development, but Africa is much more than this. 2011 was the year Africa came back into (business) peoples' mind!

There are tons of positive stories about development in Africa and finally we are talking about investing in Africa, rather than just sending aid. Partnering with and investing in African companies is the way to go. IMF expects an a...

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