On “Talk Africa” Freeman Discuses Geopolitical Attack on South Africa and Value of AGOA

Watch the discussion on Talk Africa from February 22, 2024

February 27, 2024

Talk Africa above, I discuss that the geopolitical faction in the United States is targeting South Africa because it will not submit to being controlled by the so called international rules-based order. South Africa is a important nation in Africa, a member the BRICS, and a leader in the Global South. It maintains close economic relations with China and has strong political ties with Russia. Sadly the U.S. executive branch, and the Congress, focus on countering China and Russia, but lack a consistent positive US-Africa policy,

Talk Africa below, I discuss that AGOA is insufficient to meet the needs of Africa. It is not transformative, and does not address the massive poverty and infrastructure deficits that hold back the economic development of African nations. There is only one valid measure for true economic progress: the increase in the per capita material standard of living of Africans.

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 a teacher, writer, public speaker, and consultant on Africa. Mr. Freeman strongly believes that economic development is an essential human right. He is also the creator of the blog:  lawrencefreemanafricaandtheworld.com

One thought on “On “Talk Africa” Freeman Discuses Geopolitical Attack on South Africa and Value of AGOA

  1. I fully agree with the opinions of the panellists that AGOA is a political tool for US to twist African countries towards its political objectives. For example, when US removed Ethiopia from AGOA, it was clear to everyone that such an action will negatively harm thousands of women employed in Industrial parks involved in textile production exported to US. The removal of Ethiopia from AGOA was related to the alleged human rights violations in Tigray but this removal has resulted in the violation of the rights of those women employed in the sector. Genuine policy on Africa should go beyond political tools.

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