AFRICA should capitalise on the advantages presented by BRICS, to ward off restrictions from developed countries, in order to accelerate economic growth.
It can now turn to the BRICS platform to engage more with like-minded developing countries. In the long-term, this will only benefit African countries. BRICS is a group of developing countries and is an acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. It also represents their growing importance within the global economy. While Brazil, Russia and South Africa have been recovering from economic difficulties, China and India are surging ahead with relatively high growth. According to World Bank data, China grew at 6.9 percent and 6.7 percent during 2015 and 2016, respectively, while the economic growth in India was at 8 percent and 7.1 percent during that same period.
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