The Highs and Lows of African Oil

Angola and Mauritius are both growing fast, but not everyone is sharing the wealth as African oil fuels an uneven boom

Benedicte KurzenEve for TIME

Workers skate at a massive plant in Port Louis, Mauritius. It makes everything from T shirts to designer dresses.

If you were to create a model for Globalization Man, he'd look a lot like Francois Woo. Woo's surname and taste for Cantonese food reflect his family's origins, three generations ago, in Guangdong province in southern China. His first name and French accent reflect the European culture of his adopted home on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. His children are at college in Perth, Boston and, soon, London. And his $200 million-per-year business is a microcosm of globalization in action. It buys raw cotton from Asia and Africa, ships it to Mauritius, spins it into yarn and makes it into...

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