I recently wrote about how the global geopolitical environment has resulted in a second “scramble for Africa” through increased investment and strategic partnerships from countries as diverse as Russia, Brazil, China, the US and Japan (“Africans must direct the new scramble for their continent (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/2019-10-16-africans-must-direct-the-new-scramble-for-their-continent/)”, October 16).

Another important by-product of Africa’s economic and political ascendancy, which rarely gets commented on in the financial news, is Africa’s attendant cultural ascendancy...

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