Future of Africa

The panel talked about the degeneration of Zimbabwean social and political institutions, specifically the weak currency and failing medical… read more

The panel talked about the degeneration of Zimbabwean social and political institutions, specifically the weak currency and failing medical and economic infrastructure. Other topics included the expansion of the African Union and the effect of the economic downturn on Africa, specifically the effect of donor aid. They then answered questions from the audience.

The panel comprised of former Secretary General of the UN Kofi Annan, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, President of Tanzania Jakaya M. Kikwete, President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe, Prime Minister of Kenya Raila Amolo Odinga, and President of Senegal Abdoulaye Wade. The panel was moderated by Niall Fitzgerald.

“The Future of Africa” was a plenary session at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2009, which had the theme “Shaping the Post-Crisis World.” Sections of the viewing are not in English and are not translated. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
283754-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
Forum
Location:
Davos, Switzerland
First Aired:
Feb 19, 2009
Last Aired:
Feb 27, 2009

Airing Details

  • Feb 19, 2009 | 2:15pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 20, 2009 | 11:31am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 27, 2009 | 2:24am EST | C-SPAN 3

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