Africa remains one of the main suppliers of raw materials in the world. Countries with 2-digit growth rate like China are waging a war of position on the continent to control its natural resources. Economic information becomes a key element in this battle. The Nigerian journalist Emmanuel Mayah thinks the laxity of African leaders in this area must stop.
Instead of relying on biased data provided by developed countries, African countries must rely on reliable information produced in them by agencies of their civil societies. They need to establish and strengthen a South-South informational cooperation. Diana Senghor, Director of the Panos Institute of West Africa (CAPI) and Kwesi Obeng, Ghanaian journalist have understood it. Kuma Drah Edwin, as Ghanaian journalist agrees and stresses the need for organization of African medias.
They must become key players of African socio-economic development similar to that of Brazil. Former president of this emerging country, Ignacio Lula Da Silva_present in Social Forum in Dakar 2011_ believes that Africa has the human and geographic potential to reach its full development in the very near future.