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Mark Crandon, centre, of Russian company Renaissance Partners, and local employees Albert Mukomba, left, and Yannick Kitambo consult on a land development outside Lubumbashi.
Mark Crandon, centre, of Russian company Renaissance Partners, and local employees Albert Mukomba, left, and Yannick Kitambo consult on a land development outside Lubumbashi.
(John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

Africa next: The quest for Africa’s riches

In this second of a six-part series, Globe and Mail Africa correspondent Geoffrey York investigates how Africa's growth is changing its future.

Driving north in Africa’s copper belt, Mark Crandon marvels at the new factories and offices along the highway. “It’s crazy,” he says. “None of this was here three weeks ago.”