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Jim Oliver


From: Economist Intelligence Unit [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:35 AM

EIU Africa outlook:  A region rising?
A free webinar

Thursday, January 27, 2011
10:00am – 11:00am EST (New York)
3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT (London)

Register Here

After years of underperformance, growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has averaged just under 5% annually since 2000, thanks largely to high global commodity prices, strong investment (led by China), and an increased commitment to economic reform on the part of the region's governments. These trends seem set to continue in 2011, with growth across the region as a whole rising to 5.3%.

But will the recent political tensions and succession issues within African countries set back economic development in the region?  Protests over unemployment in Tunisia have resulted in social unrest and fatalities, Laurent Gbagbo’s insistence on remaining as president in Côte d'Ivoire may lead to a civil war, and in-fighting within the Nigerian People’s Democratic Party ahead of the April 2011 presidential election has threatened to divide the government.

How will these events affect the economic outlook for Africa as a whole in 2011 and beyond?  Will the region continue to record healthy growth rates, or will prevailing social and political tensions threaten to reverse much of this progress?  Join three senior EIU analysts on Thursday, January 27th, 2011 at 10am EST / 3pm GMT  for an in-depth, one-hour discussion on the region's economic outlook.  Register here:  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/409134155.  

Please contact Holly Donahue at [log in to unmask] or 212-541-0596 with questions.  We look forward to greeting you online on January 27th.

Economist Intelligence Unit

P.S.  If you cannot join our webinar at the time scheduled, register for the event and you will receive a recording and copy of slides via email following the webinar.


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