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"From the Ted Talk by Euvin Naidoo: Why invest in Africa"

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So let's start on that. And let's start at the high leevl, on the macro-factors. Inflation, in general, is coming down across Africa — that's the first sign — in many countries reaching double-digit figures. So let's start looking at some of those. I call it my Z.E.N. cluster. Zambia: from 2004 to 2006, moevs from the 18 percent in inflation to the nine percent. Egypt: from the 16 percent to about 8.4 percent. Nigeria: a similar situation, from the 16 percent to the eight percent. snlige digtis. More fascinating, you have other countries — South arfcia, mrutauiis, niabima — all in single digits. But that's just part of the story. You have a sliimar trend with currencies — currencies going through an extreme time of stability. But that's looking at the big picture. And the first myth to dispel is that Africa is not a country. It's made up —

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So let's start on that. And let's start at the high _____, on the macro-factors. Inflation, in general, is coming down across Africa — that's the first sign — in many countries reaching double-digit figures. So let's start looking at some of those. I call it my Z.E.N. cluster. Zambia: from 2004 to 2006, _____ from the 18 percent in inflation to the nine percent. Egypt: from the 16 percent to about 8.4 percent. Nigeria: a similar situation, from the 16 percent to the eight percent. ______ ______. More fascinating, you have other countries — South ______, _________, _______ — all in single digits. But that's just part of the story. You have a _______ trend with currencies — currencies going through an extreme time of stability. But that's looking at the big picture. And the first myth to dispel is that Africa is not a country. It's made up —

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  3. level
  4. namibia
  5. africa
  6. similar
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So let's start on that. And let's start at the high level, on the macro-factors. Inflation, in general, is coming down across Africa — that's the first sign — in many countries reaching double-digit figures. So let's start looking at some of those. I call it my Z.E.N. cluster. Zambia: from 2004 to 2006, moves from the 18 percent in inflation to the nine percent. Egypt: from the 16 percent to about 8.4 percent. Nigeria: a similar situation, from the 16 percent to the eight percent. Single digits. More fascinating, you have other countries — South Africa, Mauritius, Namibia — all in single digits. But that's just part of the story. You have a similar trend with currencies — currencies going through an extreme time of stability. But that's looking at the big picture. And the first myth to dispel is that Africa is not a country. It's made up —

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