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Africa Rising

Democracy is expanding. Conflicts are ebbing. Economies are growing at a healthy clip. The untold story of a continent that is surprising the pessimists.

Joseph Katozo, a finance consultant, stays connected at the Bourbon Cafe in the Union Trade Center in Kigali, Rwanda. (Riccardo Gangale for the New York Times) Joseph Katozo, a finance consultant, stays connected at the Bourbon Cafe in the Union Trade Center in Kigali, Rwanda.
By Drake Bennett
December 9, 2007

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"The state of Africa is a scar on the conscience of the world," Tony Blair, then prime minister of England, famously said in 2001. "But if the world, as a community, focused on it, we could heal it. And if we don't, that scar will become deeper and angrier still." (Full article: 2094 words)

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