Ambassador Farnaud hosts launch of « L’Afrique en Marche »
On 19 July 2017, Ambassador of France to South Africa, H.E. Mr Christophe Farnaud hosted the launch of the French version of “Making Africa Work – a handbook for economic success” by Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Jeffrey Herbst and Dickie Davis (L’Afrique en Marche – un manuel pour la réussite économique).
Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, and Greg Mills presented their book at the French Residence in presence of various Ambassadors in South Africa and friends of the Embassy.
This presentation was followed by a Q&A session and a cocktail, during which the guests were handed over the book.
About the book:
Sub-Saharan Africa faces three big challenges in the next generation:
Its population will double to two billion in 2045,
By then more than half of Africans will live in cities,
This group of mostly young people will be connected to each other and the world by mobile devices.
If these challenges are properly harnessed and planned for, it would be a positive force for change. But without economic growth and jobs, it will be a political and social catastrophe. If leaders want to remain in power, they have to promote economic growth in a more dynamic manner.
“Making Africa Work” is a handbook for how to ensure growth beyond commodities and create jobs in the continent.