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Video News Release: Transformation in Africa Requires a Convergence of Ideas, Initiatives and Vision

The Convergence of Nations is a compilation of essays from thirty authors and underlines Africa’s potential to profit from globalisation and secure long-term strategic growth

ZUG, Switzerland, February 14, 2017/APO/ --
  • The Convergence of Nations is now available in English, French and Portuguese
  • Thirty contributions from some of the worlds most intellectual thinkers on Africa

African Entrepreneur, Investor and Innovation Influencer Jean – Claude Bastos de Morais ( today announced that two further editions of the highly demanded book – The Convergence of Nations – were released in French and Portuguese in addition to English.

The Convergence of Nations is a compilation of essays from thirty authors and underlines Africa’s potential to profit from globalisation and secure long-term strategic growth. The Convergence of Nations is an interchange of ideas on politics, economics and arts across an array of topics from human to financial capital, social to physical infrastructure and many other determining themes affecting Africa's future.

The book which was commended by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank as “a realistic summary of all the big themes affecting Africa's future”, is an analysis of real-world issues by well-known figures including political economist Kingsley Moghalu, expert global economist Gerard Lyons and well known economist and Africa commentator, Razia Khan.   

Jean – Claude Bastos de Morais is also the Founder and Group CEO of Quantum Global (, an African focused investment firm targeting transformative industries in Africa for strong developmental outcomes, as well an Advisory Board member for Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) an independent think tank for central banking, economic policy and public investment. He is a keen African influencer with a deep interest in the continent’s socio-economic development. At the core of his innovation-related work is the African Innovation Foundation (AIF), an organization he founded in 2009 to drive African-led development through fostering innovation.

Through The Convergence of Nations book, Jean – Claude intends to take the discussion around the book’s key areas to an even wider audience, especially on the African continent itself: “I am determined to deliver innovation and creativity; operating as a positive contributor to Africa’s success narratives and supporting the wider development agenda. The Convergence of Nations is now available in more languages spoken by Africans reaching Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone speaking countries and those passionate about Africa realising its potential. This book aims to make a far reaching dissection of the continents burgeoning success narrative. I am grateful to the group of important writers, without whom, we would not have been able to compile such a thoughtful analysis of Africa's opportunities” said Jean – Claude Bastos de Morais.

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Note to Editor:
The Convergence of Nations book can be purchased from Amazon ( and the OMFIF ( website in English (, French ( and Portuguese (  

Authors: Celestin Monga, Peter Bruce, Kingsley Moghalu, Ethiopis Tafara, Tara O’Connor, Kevin Chika Urama, Fernando Barbi, Ornelie Manzambi, Tim Daniel, Jamie Humphreys, Sneha Shah, Richard Dowden, Magnus Taylor, Jeremy Wakeford, Keith Boyfield, Simeon Ehui, Marinos Tsigas, Chakib Jenane, Hudson Mthega, Peter Marsh, Seedwell Hove, Jonathon Clayton, Abena Annan, Gerard Lyons, Aslihan Gedik, Brian Sturgess, Temi Abimbola, Razia Khan, Michael Lafferty, Lise Birikundavyi.

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Quantum Global ( is an international group of companies active in the areas of private equity investments, investment management as well as macroeconomic research and econometric modelling. Quantum Global’s private equity arm manages a family of funds targeting direct investments in Africa in the sectors of Agriculture, Healthcare, Hotels, Infrastructure, Mining and Timber – as well as a sector agnostic structured equity fund. Our team combines a solid track record and proven expertise to identify and execute unique investment opportunities with focus on Africa. Quantum Global works in close partnership with key stakeholders to maximize investment value and returns through active management and value creation. For more information, visit