For Africa, Europe is the past

Motorbike sales reflect a continent that’s on the move, writes David Ndii

The World Today Updated 26 November 2020 Published 2 August 2016 2 minute READ

David Ndii

Independent Kenyan economist and columnist, The Daily Nation

It only struck me when approached about writing this article that I had not given Brexit much thought. To be sure, the media and financial market pundits have done their best to create some excitement, but it hadn’t caught on here in Kenya.

This will probably come as a surprise in Europe, where it appears, for the moment, that there is the world before Brexit and the world after it. It should not be a surprise.

In recent times, three events have shaped Africa’s perception of the significance of global developments: the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War; the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001; and the rise of China.

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