Dante, I agree with your selections but I have a question, why Cameroon over Nigeria ?
What about North-Africa are they skipped on this thread ? Only SSA ?
LOL... who are you all fooling? You chose Sudan with all the problems in Darfur and you left out Nigeria?
No way, Nigeria has the potential to become and African Lion!
If I'm not mistaken...doesn't Nigeria have those same problems? I mean, Nigeria may lack the issue of indebtedness-they've done a decent job with that so far, but then they have other unique issues like the Niger Delta and the like. That, and Cameroon still has a higher living standard.Personally, I don´t think that Cameroon will make it (high level of corruption, disunity between anglophone and francophone part of Cameroon, who comes after Paul Biya is gone ????, high levels of internal and external indebtedness, decaying infrastructure etc.)
Nigeria does have a much bigger market, but it isn't like it lacks its own problems as well.. When it comes to investmenst, everyone would eye Nigeria over Cameroon. (this is no attack against Cameroon)
So Sudan's growth rate was 21% last year?
You have to take proportions into consideration when you’re gauging economic growth.
So even if the figures were correct, it still doesn’t reflect that which you’re trying to portray, due to numerous factors.
PEOPLE ARE STILL DYING IN DARFUR!! THEY HAVE NOT RESOLVED ANYTHING!! If you listened to any news, the militants have called a cease fire in Niger Delta and released 12 hostages so far. And no one if any dies due to Niger-Delta in Nigeria. Get out of here with that nonsense!!
I don't think your article said 2015, mate.Again only 2 countries in Africa, Nigeria and Egypt were predicted to beat Italy in GDP by 2015 by Goldman Sach's
Just about, yes. They lifted 400 million people out of poverty in just around 2 and a half decades.HDI Predicted how many Asian Tigers? Did HDI predict CHINA jumping to the front of the Pack and Jumping infront of the whole world in growth?
Of course not, I'm only barely 16. I'm simply going by what I can so far, and I think my conclusions are perfectly valid.You are no specialist in or student of Economics. Have you heard of Post-War/Crisis reconstruction?
Um, ok.And you are a Nonentity.
Is that link all you have to go on?
Not SEEM. It IS. No offense to Sudanese. But you have lost all forms of credibility and lack of bias by even comparing Nigeria to the case of Darfur. Last I heard, the world is screaming about Darfur not Nigeria. Nigerian president has managed to make the militants come to the table in his first days in office. I can only see Nigeria shooting for the stars from there.
Um...no, it doesn't? Nigeria is one of the most populous African countries, so naturally they would be mentioned over any place like Rwanda or urundi, and definitely over Liberia.2050. But it must shock you that Nigeria was mentioned. Nigeria of all places right? Why not Liberia, Rwanda and Burundi right?
So, why did you say 2015?Yeah, it's 2050. And that was even based on conservative estimates from 2001 before the reform programs in Nigeria were fully entrenched.
I don't understand you.Don't try to rationalize on good news. I thought you love to see good things coming out of Africa. Damn..does it hurt you this badly?
Uh, the CIA data is a measure of how the country is doing right now economically. It might not be the best idea to completely ignore it...Why am I not fazed? Because you CIA files does not talk of the growth policies and strategies of Nigeria. The Goldman Sach's report does. :banana:
I guess, in terms of GDP.Sure. But it also places Nigeria as the foremost in Africa doesn't it? You read the article!
Yeah, but that is the point. Nigeria has to recover from all of that. There are other nations in Africa who are, as a result, ahead a little when it comes to their chances of becoming African lions. That's why I don't think nigeria will be first. Give it 2 decades, maybe, but even then they have to curb population growth as well and find a way to provide a higher standard of living for the people. That is going to take more time, I think.Dude, this is 2007. We just emerged from bad governments that mortgaged our Nation. I will say we are where India was in the 1980s. Nigeria IS the future!
Ok, and I don't think i denied that. The reason I didn't include Nigeria was because of those past troubles that I believe will limit them from being among the FIRST nations to become African lions-Other nations already have a head start.LOL...Your argument lacks any credibility. The slow growth was largely due to living under military rule where the elite sent Nigerian funds to Western nations. We are only beginning to aggresively pursue policies that saw the massive growth of HDI in India. It even reinforces my point that we are right now where India was in the 80s. The sky is now the limit.
Ok, good, I'm not denying that.We will now be pursuing in this new Administration:
(1) Aggressive Land policies, with land as loan collateral to help entrepreneurs
(2) Zero interest micro-loans for small businesses
(3) Aggressive resolution to power crisis
(4) Aggressive build up of our Education sector to churn out top quality candidates
(5) Pursuit of satellite technology and even a buy out of the African regional satellite commission.
Dude, c'mon-you yourself stated that Nigeria is having issues right now because of the past governments. You also said that Nigeria is where India was in the 80's. That means that there are going to be some African nations who are going to be ahead of it, and who might become lions earlier.Yep, Nigeria MUST come last with no explanation whatsoever.
Because I don't agree with you, i don't have any credibility?LOL...could you loose any more credibility?
Ok, fine.Why should I. We have a new government with even more exciting policies and who is bent on improving quality of life to ensure the support of all Nigerians. I say, you watch the space called Nigeria in 4 years time.