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Last updated at 13:40 BST, Thursday, 31 May 2012

Africa's economic progress

Young workers in Ethiopian factory

Africa's youth population is a key factor in the continent's economic prospects.

Despite the Eurozone crisis posing potential problems for Africa, the year ahead is looking optimistic after a decade of impressive growth. Neil and Jen talk about this and the impact that Africa's youth population will have on its future economic prosperity.

This week's question: Which is the largest country in Africa?

a) Egypt.

b) South Africa.

c) Algeria.

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.


Africa's economic progress

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