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Season 201306 Episode 10.01.13

Charles Robertson: Africa's next boom

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The past decade has seen slow and steady economic growth across the continent of Africa. But economist Charles Robertson has a bold thesis: Africa's about to boom. He talks through a few of the indicators -- from rising education levels to expanded global investment (and not just from China) -- that lead him to predict rapid growth for a billion people, sooner than you may think.
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social issues, cerebral, educational goals, explaining the universe, genius inventor