Diamonds are not forever - knowledge is power. Calestous Juma, May 2015, Opinion. "Africa must industrialise to create broad-based prosperity. To achieve this aim, policymakers focus too heavily on getting more out of natural resources rather than growing and applying knowledge, which is the real basis of economic diversification and progress. Africa’s innovation strategies are at a crossroads. The African Union’s 10-year Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa Strategy (STISA-2024) seeks to reposition Africa as a technology-driven economy, away from a supplier of raw materials for the global economy..." Link