The Brian Lehrer Show Africa Summit

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

As nearly 50 African leaders meet in Washington DC for a summit, we hold our own assembly -- and you are the experts. If you have ties to an African country, tell us what has changed (for better or worse) in the last five years. 212-433-9692.

Comments [7]

Sheldon from Brooklyn

Yeah, JG - like helping the racist, apartheid South African Govt with their atomic bomb.

Aug. 06 2014 11:37 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

To Fuva

In the early 1960s, Israel proportionately speaking, provided the largest and most effective technical assistance program to Africa of any country in the world. See "Israel and Africa"by Joel Peters, 1992, published by the British Academic Press.

Aug. 06 2014 11:09 AM
fuva from harlemworld

"...white man come in and fix things..." There will be no substantial realization of potential, with this persistent fallacy.

Aug. 06 2014 10:45 AM
SK Brooklyn

U.S. Christian missionaries are everywhere there and in the past five years has exponentially expanded. It's basically Christian imperialism disguised as charity and compassion. One result - extreme anti-gay laws.

Aug. 06 2014 10:41 AM
fuva from harlemworld

The narrative around the motherland is all wrong. And this effects everything: Perception, self-perception, justice, investment, etc...Until this is corrected, the vast potential here won't be realized. But with exploiters (of all colors) at the table, half-measures like the current initiative will prevail.

Aug. 06 2014 10:36 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

I do believe that the 21st century will FINALLY be the "African century." As with China it will take another 25 years or so to become obvious but Africa is definitely on the way up now, FINALLY! They have finally almost got their act together and those African-Americans who are very ambitious and entrepreneural and work hard and smart to get on the ground floor should do well.

Aug. 06 2014 10:33 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

A day late and a dollar short by Europe/USA. China has been years ahead in exploiting, um - "investing" in Africa.

Aug. 06 2014 10:27 AM

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