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Teresa Almeida Cravo

Teresa Almeida Cravo is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies and a lecturer in international relations at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. She holds a PhD in politics and international studies from the University of Cambridge and a master’s in peace studies from the University of Bra...
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Daniela Nascimento

Daniela Nascimento is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies and an assistant professor in international relations at the University of Coimbra.
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David J. Hornsby

David J. Hornsby  is a senior lecturer in international relations and assistant dean for teaching and learning in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
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Sofia José Santos

Sofia José. Santos  is a junior researcher and PhD candidate at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, freelance journalist and Communications Coordinator of Promundo-Europe.
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African emerging powers

Teresa Almeida Cravo, Daniela Nascimento, David J. Hornsby, Sofia José Santos, 4 July 2014

Once considered almost solely a site of poverty and conflict, sub-Saharan Africa and perceptions of it have gradually been changing. Today, African states have become important actors in international affairs, with a number considered as emerging powers. The subcontinent’s most assertive players have been capitalising on their natural wealth and recent economic growth and have implemented policies pursuant to a change of status from developing countries to emerging powers. This report looks at four such sub-Saharan countries – South Africa, Nigeria, Angola and Kenya – and explores the reasons for both optimism and pessimism regarding their considerable potential, as well as their governments’ initiatives to fulfil it.

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