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The Rise of the State: Profitable Investing and Geopolitics in the 21st Century by David F. Dittman, Elliott H. Gue, Yiannis G. Mostrous

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4. Rumble in the Jungle

Africa is the last major geopolitical and economic frontier in the world. The continent is the ultimate destination for the long-term investor, and the place where politics and investing are interrelated. The governments of different countries will continue to play a great role in the investments made in Africa, and investors should understand this game in order to come out on top.

Africa is behind in economic and humanitarian terms but has huge natural resource exploration potential, and could gradually become a valid importing entity. On the other hand, there’s no economic power that can legitimately claim to exert any political influence over it. What results is an endless chess game among the important global actors. ...

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