What are we reading about Africa this week

Africa’s supermarket shopping revolution – Financial Times – Africa

Malls are replacing traditional outdoor markets and street vendors. The new consumerism is all about status, choice — and Swiss chocolate

The 13 fastest-growing economies in the world – World Economic Forum

Ehtiopia ranks 1st – Ethiopia’s economy is mostly agriculture-based, but the government has made a push to diversify into manufacturing, textiles, and energy generation. But while the country has seen and (per the World Bank) will continue to see high GDP growth, per capita income remains ones of the lowest in the world.

Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong –  (No feer to tread) The Economist – Africa

ECONOMISTS who study Africa use dodgy theory and inappropriate statistical techniques, and at times deliberately mislead. In an interesting and highly readable book, Morten Jerven, himself an economist of Africa at Simon Fraser University in Canada, pulls no punches. He offers a devastating critique of the economics profession and asks provocative questions. But he overstates his case and offers few practical solutions.

On the banks of Egypt’s new Suez Canal – BBC News – Egypt

Egypt is about to inaugurate a new Suez Canal, which is expected to double the revenues of its strategic waterway over the next decade.

Bolloré – Michel Roussin : “La France ne peut plus considérer l’Afrique comme un marché captif” – Le Point Afrique – Africa

Ce qui est fascinant chez Vincent Bolloré, c’est qu’il investit et réinvestit en Afrique, alors que, souvent, les entreprises françaises ont le défaut d’être courts-termistes, de monter un coup, le réussir et disparaître. Vincent Bolloré est en Afrique depuis 30 ans, et, à l’époque déjà, il disait que l’Afrique c’était l’avenir