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What would Kapuscinski make of development today?

Mark Malloch-BrownFormer UN Deputy Secretary-General Lord Mark Malloch-Brown visited LSE in January 2013 to give the latest UNDP / EU Kapuscinski development lecture.

He questioned whether 'Ryszard would see the current state of Africa as a further triumph of the elites he exquisitely skewered or the redemptive emergence of a new, more participatory and juster continent'. He explored the perceptions of the African economy from 'failed continent' to 'African dawn', covering an array of facts and statistics. 'What can't be denied is that the general figures are very much upward at the moment': the region is expected to grow 5.3% in 2013 alone.

The lecture series honour the writer Ryszard Kapuscinski, often described as the 'Voice of the Poor'. This event was hosted by LSE Enterprise and supported by the European Commission.

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