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Africa today and America tomorrow (E262)

Is Africa the new Middle East: a new battleground for the superpowers, a new scramble for a once abandoned empire? In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a disputed presidential election sees the back of Kabila, but the new face may be yet to be decided. In next-door Gabon, US soldiers arrived and then there was a military coup – who’d have thought it – which failed but leaves the future of the oil rich country up in the air. And in Sudan, a revolutionary situation has emerged. So, we invited our Africa expert Dr. Brilliant Mhlanga of the University of Hertfordshire into the studio to help us with our analysis.

Will they, won’t they, won’t they, will they, won’t they join the dance? We’re not talking the walrus but the orangutan Donald Trump. Will he leave Syria or will he stay? Will he attack Iran or make a deal? What does he really want in his relations with Russia and what’s stopping him? And who is really running America’s foreign policy, John Bolton or Donald Trump? At the midway point of his presidency we ask, will the real Donald Trump please stand up? And to help us find out just what’s going on we invited the history man himself, the presenter of the History Boys on Patreon, Adam Garrie of Eurasia Future.

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