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Africa Turns a New Page: In a Continent Known for Corruption, Transparency is the New Black

As transparency becomes a prerequisite for some investors to invest on the continent, perhaps now more than any other time in the history of the continent should it become a style, a way of doing business not just to attract foreign investments and businesses, but also in the ways governments, and other leaders conduct themselves.

By placing significant emphasis on transparency, holding leaders accountable for their conduct, analysts believe that Africa now has the potential to bring about a future that would have been unimaginable a generation ago. But to realize this potential, African leaders will have to drive the structural transformation necessary to achieve the goals to inclusive and sustainable growth. The result could be an unprecedented step, the big leap the continent needs to mingle with the big leagues.

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