Globally, 2019 could provide the strongest growth prospects seen since the global financial crisis ten years ago. In recent years, however, the global economy has been firmly entrenched in a "low growth paradigm". Following the golden era of growth in the emerging world, which came to an abrupt end circa 2015, a range of new complexities and geopolitical changes on the global stage have shaped a very different outlook to the one seen a decade ago. These complexities and uncertainties have come to define the current global order and the "new normal", which Africa is firmly part of.
Lyal White, University of Johannesburg 3 days ago