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A Window on Africa: Present Challenges, Future Opportunities

Recorded on November 3, 2006

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Africa's potential has never been greater. Yet, economic growth and development remain problematic, and poverty continues to dominate too much of the landscape. Efforts are being initiated to enhance economic freedom and wealth creation. And, while there may be pitfalls to avoid, opportunities for a brighter, freer future are at hand.

James Shikwati, a leading voice in the ongoing African policy debates, is founder of the Inter Region Economic Network, a non-profit independent public policy research and educational organization in Nairobi, Kenya. As a writer and commentator on public policy, he has promoted extensively ideas to improve productivity, increase trade freedom, and alleviate poverty in both his native country and across the continent. Join us as he reflects on the present challenges and examines future opportunities for advancing freedom, hope and prosperity in Africa.