Posted by: APO | 14 June 2013

Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy’s ‘Last Frontier’ Can Prosper and Matter (Bookcraft, 399pp)

Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy’s ‘Last Frontier’ Can Prosper and Matter (Bookcraft, 399pp)

A new book by Kingsley Moghalu, deputy governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank

ABUJA, Nigeria, June 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Bookcraft ( has published a new book by Kingsley Moghalu, deputy governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank.


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Against the backdrop of a deluge of newspaper and magazine articles about the rise of Africa, and the attendant new scramble for playing space on it, an African policy-maker and academic has cast a keen, searching eye on the continent, cutting swiftly through buzz and hype and sentiment to deliver a weighty, forward-looking and realistic assessment.

From globalization to foreign aid and investment to China to the knowledge economy, and world trade, nothing escapes Moghalu’s insightful critique. In his words: “Emerging Africa sets out to interrogate the prevailing conventional wisdom about Africa and its economic growth prospects, and go beneath the surface of both afro-optimism and afro-pessimism to decode and address what really has held Africa down and how the continent can prosper and matter in the world through far-reaching economic transformation.”

What people are saying:

“Africans seriously analyzing Africa’s opportunities are all too rare. Kingsley Moghalu writes with insight and authority. Emerging Africa deserves a wide audience.”

Paul Collier – Professor of Economics, Oxford University

“Kingsley Moghalu brings a remarkable intellect and his vast experience to this tour de force on Africa’s economic transformation.”

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria

“Emerging Africa offers a profound perspective on how African countries can achieve true prosperity.”

Lamido Sanusi, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria

“Insightful and analytical, Kingsley Moghalu’s book, Emerging Africa, sheds instructive light on Africa’s position in the world.”

Shashi Tharoor, former UN Under-Secretary General and author of Pax Indica: India & the World of the 21st Century.

“Kingsley Moghalu approaches Africa as the ‘last frontier’ with the perspective of a savvy Sherriff.”

Rt. Hon. Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, former Minister of State for Africa, Asia and the UN, United Kingdom Foreign Office.

Distributed by the African Press Organization on behalf of Bookcraft.

About the author:

Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu is deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Before then he was founder and CEO of Sogato Strategies S.A., a global strategy and risk management firm in Geneva, Switzerland. He spent seventeen years working for the United Nations, at duty stations in New York, Cambodia, Croatia, Tanzania and Switzerland.

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