CGD's Todd Moss will provide comments at a book forum hosted by CATO
Africa's Third Liberation: The New Search for Prosperity and Jobs
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
**Luncheon to Follow**
President, Colgate University
Director, Brenthurst Foundation, South Africa
With comments by
Vice President, Center for Global Development
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, State Department
Marian L. Tupy
Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute
If Africa's first liberation was from colonialism, and its second from the tyranny of many of its liberators, the third must concentrate on economic development. Africa has to overcome its racial, tribal, and religious divisions and offer Africans the opportunity to set their own agendas. To achieve economic development, African governments must embrace a "growth ideology." Many African governments have to drop their animus to capitalism and create a welcoming environment for domestic and foreign capital. Please join our panel for a discussion about the future prospects for growth on the African continent.
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