by Ayse Eldes and Anthony Romanelli

This week opinion editor Anthony Romanelli and I sat down to talk about African perception in the American classroom. Our conversation stems from personal experience with what context African countries are and are not discussed in our everyday classes.

A rapidly growing middle class in African countries, notably in South Africa, Nigeria and Egypt, illustrates a large potential for economic growth in these countries. Even now, proactive economies like China are investing in African industries, as reported by the Financial Times.

The key for some countries like Nigeria, which privatized over 100 enterprises, seems to be privatization in the economy. In an article written by the McKinsey&Company, global economic consulters, Egypt and Morocco struck free-trade agreements with major export partners.

Chime in to hear our take on these developments and more about the economic potential in Africa.