The rise of Africa and the EU-US response

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 Young Angolans in Luanda are rethinking their city and looking for ways to address congestion and pollution. Further north, a new generation of Nigerian authors is leading the re-emergence of African literature. And creative social entrepreneurs are reshaping societies in Ghana and South Africa. Across the continent, the 'cheetah generation' — as named by Ghanaian economist George Ayittey — is defining a new paradigm for the continent's relations with its partners, old and new. Africa as a whole may not yet fly high and peacefully in the 21st century but it has reached a point where a take-off is inevitable. In a new era of global relations where Africans will play a major role, Americans and Europeans should make sure they are on board.

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