Originally Published on the Brookings Institute Blog by Hippolyte Fofack The end of the last commodity boom from 2000-2014 and recent swings in world oil prices have once again brought to the fore one of the most important binding constraints to long-term growth and economic development in Africa—the lingering effects of colonialism on Africa’s patterns of trade and the dynamics of world markets. Several decades after independence, little has changed with Africa’s patterns of growth…