Getting cocoa to market on Liberia’s treacherous roads is no joke. Like Liberia, many African countries hoping to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will require heavy investment in basic road infrastructure. In this episode of Talking Africa, we follow cocoa beans from harvest to coast.
Biden says ‘America is Back’. What does that mean for Africa?
President Joe Biden has made much of the return of the United States into the concert of nations; rejoining the World Health Organisation, rejoining the Paris Climate accord, and withdrawing the threat to exit the World Trade Organisation.
Biden has also rescinded the ‘Visa ban’ that has caused so much suffering for African students and their families.
But on the big picture questions: the relationship with China, the investment in African security challenges, the way in which the US uses its economic weight to extract political concessions from African regimes, will there be any change?
In partnership with Invest Africa, we talk to four experts:
- Amaka Anku, Practice Head, Africa, Eurasia Group
- Judd Devermont, Director, Africa Program, CSIS
- W. Gyude Moore, Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development
- Aubrey Hruby, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
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