According to Radelet, if/when good news is delivered to Africans they receive it as an “afterthought” or “whitewash”. Most Africans have the notion that other countries outside the continent don’t believe there is any good news coming out of “sub-Saharan Africa” (Radelet, p. ix).
So what is the good news coming out of Africa?
According to Radelet, there is good news coming out of a large part of Africa. He attributes this to their “steady economic growth, deepening democracy, stronger leadership, and falling poverty” (Radelet, p. 9). Ghana was a good example Radelet used to portray the type of growth he was referring to when he mentioned good news. Over a period of 15 years Ghana is “much stronger politically, economically, and institutionally” (Radelet, p. 9). Adding to the ‘good’ news, Ghana is only one of multiple countries with similar positive progress. The old stigma of Africa included poverty, hunger…
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