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Vol. 15 – Marginalization in Africa  /  No. 2 – June 2014: The Afro-pessimistic ‘Rising’ and Afro-optimistic Uprising
 
By Patrick Bond
 
Much has been said about the macroeconomic indicators suggesting an upturn in the continent's outlook. Patrick Bond argues that these are not real reasons to celebrate and other factors provide a stark contrast. As millions of people remain marginalized, Africans are becoming increasingly mobilized. Can such protests and sentiments coagulate and move from local to national to continental to global scales in the coming years?

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