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Why Africa Is Poor Hardcover – November 17, 2010

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Global (November 17, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143026615
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143026617
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,711,099 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr Greg Mills currently directs the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation, established by the Oppenheimer family in 2005 to strengthen African economic performance. During 2006 he served as head of the 'Prism' strategic analysis cell and special adviser to the Commander of the Ninth International Security Assistance Force based in Kabul, and in 2008 was seconded to the government of Rwanda as strategic adviser to the president. During 2009 he served as a member of the Danish Prime Minister's Africa Commission, and was a visiting scholar at the Centre for African Studies at Cambridge University. From 1996-2005 he was national director of the South African Institute of International Affairs.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Larry W. Ishmael on May 9, 2013
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This book tells a very authentic story of why Africa continues to be a 3 world continent. To change this it will take a sea-change to get it on the right course. As a professor of Economics, this book is invaluable.
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