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Dear Diaspora

Oct 19, 2021

This week's episode explores the question: Why hasn’t Africa "developed" as fast as other continents?

As you can imagine, this is a HUGE, nuanced question. Nevertheless, Joy Malonza (founder of The Down Ballot) and I tackled the question head-on, with zero filter*

Tune in to hear about:

  • Africa's patterns of development before the transatlantic slave trade and colonization
  • The legacy of colonization in Africa
  • How institutions like The Wold Bank and IMF have impacted Africa's development
  • Why capitalism doesn't work in Africa (and why rich Africans are not our friends)
  • Why socialism may/may not be the answer 

*views/opinions expressed in this episode are my own and do not represent any organization other I am affiliated with!


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