With Africa attempting its own form of monetary union, lessons from the eurozone and Greek crisis could not be clearer. Inevitably the crisis in Europe will not leave Africa unscathed.
What Nordic governments are really trying to sell Africa is the real merchandise: their social model.
Achieving food security and nutrition will remain a futile aim as long as the status quo of corporate profit dictates Africa’s systems.
A regional integration agenda that appears to privilege some, who often wield the “big stick”, will only create disillusionment, frustration, and anger for the weaker ones.
Google has launched Project Loon, Facebook has pioneered Internet.org and Microsoft is experimenting with TV white space technology.
The US Ambassador to the African Union, Reuben Brigety, says his country is now waking up to Africa’s serious economic potential which goes beyond just petrol.