Democracy and U.S. Relations in Africa

Democracy and U.S. Relations in Africa

Many African nations are in the midst of an economic renaissance, bolstered by high prices for oil, copper and other commodities. But some civil society activists are pointing to troubling political trends in places like Kenya and South...

Many African nations are in the midst of an economic renaissance, bolstered by high prices for oil, copper and other commodities. But some civil society activists are pointing to troubling political trends in places like Kenya and South Africa. We explore the links between prosperity and democracy in Africa, and look at the role of U.S. policy-makers on the continent.

Guests

Akwe Amosu

Senior Policy Analyst for Africa, Open Society Institute

Chris Hennemeyer

Director of Programs for Africa, IFES

Ofeibea Quist Arkton

NPR Foreign Correspondent

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