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The World Bank Africa Film Series: Finding Connection through Film

August 28, 2014


Africa is now in its 20th consecutive year of economic growth, with the World Bank forecasting average regional growth to reach 5.2% in 2014, compared with 4.7% in 2013, and will rise to 5.4% in 2015. This impressive economic performance and Africa’s steadily growing prominence in the global economy have prompted the region’s leaders, young commentators, and other opinion leaders to call this process ‘Africa Rising’ or ‘Africa Bright.’ Here at the World Bank, we also share this optimism that Africa is rising as never before.