Political Malpractice is Rampant in African Countries

“There is no way the poorest countries in the world can depend on living as consuming nations, hoping that year to year, they can import most of what they need and export basic commodities that will not cover their bills and then survive from one year to the other in perpetuity. It’s the worst form of political malpractice that one can find.”

In the episode, host, John Akhile, author of Unleashed: a New Paradigm of African Trade with the World, discusses the importance of African nations devising plans that push their societies to be mainly producers and exporters rather than consumers and importers. There are many issues hindering this shift, but understanding where to focus one’s efforts can help point the needle in the right direction by creating more jobs and more income and more industries.