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The China in Africa Podcast
The China in Africa Podcast
Why the "Professional Pessimists" Are Wrong About Africa's Economic Future
Africa's economic landscape today looks bleak. Debt levels, unemployment rates and bankruptcies are all on the rise across much of the continent. And it doesn't look like there's going to be much help from the international community to weather the worst financial crisis in a generation. Both Chinese and private creditors aren't giving borrowers a whole lot of flexibility and traditional donors in the U.S., Europe and Japan are preoccupied with their own crises. Given how difficult times are for so many people, it's easy to lose perspective and see only the negative side of things. But Djoudie Etoundi-Essomba thinks that would be a serious mistake. More importantly, the Washington, D.C.-based founder and CEO of the investment advisory firm Emerging Africa Partners argues that while things are indeed challenging now, there are still a lot of reasons to be optimistic about the continent's economic future. Djoudie joins Eric & Cobus to challenge some of the prevailing negative narratives about Africa and explain why he thinks the so-called "professional pessimists" are wrong. JOIN THE DISCUSSION: Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChinaAfricaProject Twitter: @eolander | @stadenesque Follow Djoudie on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/djoudieetoundiessomba and following him on Medium at: djoudie-etoundi.medium.com. SUBSCRIBE TO THE CAP'S DAILY EMAIL NEWSLETTER FOR JUST $3 FOR 3 MONTHS. Your subscription supports independent journalism. Subscribers get the following: 1. A daily email newsletter of the top China-Africa news. 2. Access to the China-Africa Experts Network 3. Unlimited access to the CAP's exclusive analysis content on chinaafricaproject.com Try it out for just $3 for 3 months: www.chinaafricaproject.com/subscribe
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The Straits Times Audio Features
The Straits Times Audio Features
The Straits Times and The Business Times
Tricky trade-off between Covid-19 discipline and opening up: Editor Says Ep 1
Editor Says Ep 1: Tricky trade-off between Covid-19 discipline and opening up 3:49 mins Synopsis: Every Friday afternoon, senior editors from The Straits Times give their take on the top news of the week, why it matters and what’s next. While the prospect of more relaxed Covid-19 rules in Phase 3 is much anticipated, Singapore needs to weigh the benefits and risks, and open up in a calibrated manner, says Mr Warren Fernandez, editor-in-chief of SPH's English, Malay and Tamil Media Group and editor of The Straits Times. Produced by: ST Video team and Ernest Luis Edited by: Muhammad Firmann Discover ST & BT podcasts: Channel: https://str.sg/JWVR Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PwZCYU Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Lu4rPP Google podcasts: http://str.sg/googlestbt Websites: http://str.sg/stbtpodcasts https://bt.sg/moneyhacks Discover The Straits Times Videos: https://str.sg/JPrc Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg  --- Discover more niche podcast series by ST and BT below: Follow Money Hacks Podcast on: http://bt.sg/btmoneyhacks Follow Health Check Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWaN Follow Asian Insider Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWa7 Follow Green Pulse Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWaf Follow Life Weekend Picks Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWa2 Follow #PopVultures Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWad Follow Bookmark This! Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWas Follow #GameOfTwoHalves Podcast on: https://str.sg/JWRE Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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