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Africa and the US: ‘In Africa, people don’t take us seriously’

By Nicholas Norbrook, Patrick Smith
Posted on Saturday, 1 August 2020 12:59

Will political change and the pandemic force a reset of US diplomatic and security priorities – and where will Africa figure in the new order?

And what about the economy ? Will US companies and the state machinery raise their game in Africa?

This week on Talking Africa, we try to dissect the evolving relations and questions between Africa and the United States.

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Joining the discussion from Washington DC is Aubrey Hruby, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Center and a co-founder of the Africa Expert Network, and Judd Devermont, the director of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

And over in Vietnam is Eric Olander, managing editor of the China Africa Project.

These multi-faceted analysts, writers and enthusiasts take on many of the key issues on the Africa-US policy spectrum.

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