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Yesterday, CSIS convened an extremely popular panel on President Obama’s Power Africa Initiative. For those who want more info, see a previous Africa in DC post on the topic. I always enjoy seeing large crowds at Africanist events. However, I must admit that it was bittersweet in this case. The Initiative will bring money to a lot of US companies to implement work in Africa, so I suspect that for many of those in attendance, their presence was motivated more by self-interest than an altruistic desire to acquire knowledge or to improve the lives of Africans (not nearly as many people came out at the last CSIS event I attended to hear about human rights in Angola).
The highlight of the event was undoubtedly Continue reading