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Victor Oladokun

Capturing Africa’s niche in the global value chains

Africa sits on vast resources. Of greater potential than its extractive resources such as oil, diamonds, gold, or cobalt, is its population bulge.

By 2030, it is projected that Africa will have 1.7 billion people, whose combined consumer and business spending is expected to reach $6.7 trillion. This demographic dividend – if properly harnessed – offers the continent an incredible opportunity to build a strong labour-intensive manufacturing base.