Interview with Lawrence Freeman: Developing Africa Will Elevate the World to a Higher Economic-Political Platform

April 10, 2021

Watch the above interview with Lawrence Freeman. It is a far reaching discussion that elaborates the importance of infrastructure led development polices for Africa. It highlights  the Transaqua inter-basin water transfer project that will not only reverse the shrinking Lake Cad, but will transform the entire Lake Chad Basin, improving the living conditions for millions of Africans. The conclusion of the interview discuses the significance of the African continent for global development over the next one to two generations. Essential, Africa is the new frontier on the planet earth.  Freeman proffered that if the United States would collaborate with China in leading an infrastructure driven economic transformation of Africa, hunger and poverty could be eliminated.  This would also shift political relations among nations away from the destructive doctrine of geo-politics to one of a common shared development of humankind.

Lawrence Freeman is a Political-Economic Analyst for Africa, who has been involved in economic development policies for Africa for over 30 years. He is the creator of the blog: lawrencefreemanafricaandtheworld.com. Mr. Freeman’s stated personal mission is; to eliminate poverty and hunger in Africa by applying the scientific economic principles of Alexander Hamilton

One thought on “Interview with Lawrence Freeman: Developing Africa Will Elevate the World to a Higher Economic-Political Platform

  1. Dear Lawrence,
    Thank you for this excellent piece and for being a staunch friend of Africa. What Africa needs is not a lip service, not a hand out, rather to be looked at as a partner in equal terms in eneavors such as fair trade, investment in infrastructure and indudtrialization. China is close to being a real partner of Africa as reflected in its partnership endeavor in my own country (Ethiopia) with focus on the three “Is” as once described by Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia : infrastructure, industry and investment. This is what we need most . Of course, it is up to us (Africans) to manage our resources and our engagment with our partner, China. No need for blame game.

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