The latest report by the World Economic Forum focus on Africa's risks. It is a story of natural resource constraints (food and water security, climate change), the effects of these constraints on society (hunger, floods, displacement, poverty) and the downsides of an over-dependence on commodity-based growth (vulnerability to global slowdown, geo-political instability, lack of good governance and inequality (see here)).
The report highlighted a set of four highly interconnected risks facing Africa namely
The World Economic Forum on Africa will take place in Cape Town this week from 4-6 June. It is long time that these risks are explicitly acknowledged and discussed.