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Is Africa still rising?


Brahima Sangafowa Coulibaly, director of the Africa Growth Initiative and senior fellow in Global Economy and Development, discusses his new role at the Africa Growth Initiative and what challenges and opportunities African nations are facing today.

Also in this episode, David Wessel provides his regular economic update and Elaine Kamarck reviews the difficult process of impeachment.

Show notes:

Four questions for the new director of the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings

Africa and the World Poverty Clock

Africa in the News: African leaders attend China One Belt, One Road summit, violence escalates in Central African Republic, and Cote d’Ivoire mutiny ends 

How will Fed react to Trump’s pump priming? 

The delicate process of impeachment

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Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo and producer Vanessa Sauter, and also thanks for additional support from Eric Abalahin, Jessica Pavone, Nawal Atallah, and Rebecca Viser.

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