What are we reading about Africa this week – September 8th, 2015

Africa: Why Economists Get it Wrong, by Morten Jerven – Africa – Financial Times
Growth rates for sub-Saharan Africa outstrip those of almost all other regions in the world save emerging Asia, so it seems such contrarians have a point. But Morten Jerven is more interested in exploding a different piece of conventional wisdom: whether Africa ever stopped growing at all

China turbulence casts shadow on Africa – Africa – Financial Times
This year’s collapse in oil and metals prices has already had a significant impact on Africa’s largest economies, including Nigeria and Angola – the continent’s top two crude exports respectively – and South Africa, the continent’s top mining destination.

Côte d’Ivoire – Distribution : la Fnac arrive – Ivory Coast – Le Point Afrique
Le distributeur français de biens culturels et technologiques ouvre deux points de vente, un premier pas vers un développement futur en Afrique subsaharienne.

South Africa’s Shoprite supermarket has the edge on Walmart’s Nigeria plans – Quartz Africa
At the end of July, news broke that Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, was planning to launch in Nigeria’s commercial hub, Lagos. And on Tuesday (Aug. 18), South Africa’s Shoprite—which also happens to be Africa’s largest retailer by sales—announced that it would be opening 14 more stores in Nigeria within the next 20 months, in addition to the 12 it already has in the country.