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This edition: The Promise of Africa



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Africa is in the midst of an unprecedented transformation. The continent is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, and it's become a draw for foreign investors from across the globe. After the "Obamamania" of 2008 died down, though, the realization that Obama wasn't going to overturn, or even prioritize, U.S. Africa policy kicked in. How can U.S. policy live up to its promise and values while securing its interests in the region?

Guests:
Mo Ibrahim, Philanthropist, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Rosa Whitaker, President, Whitaker Group
Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, U.N. World Food Programme
Amb. Prudence Bushnell, Former U.S. Ambassador to Kenya
Linda Greenfield-Thomas, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. State Department
Gayle Smith, Senior Director, National Security Council
Mark Dybul, Executive Director, The Global Fund
Cindy McCain, Founding Member, Eastern Congo Inititative
Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Deborah Amos, International Correspondent, NPR
Amb. John Campbell, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative
John Prendergast, Founding Director, Enough Project
Jason Stearns, Senior Fellow, NYU
Semhar Araia, Founder and Executive Director, DAWN
Amb. John Hirsch, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, SIPA
William Easterly, Author, The Tyranny of Experts
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland