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Into Africa

CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Fearless music activists. Savvy tech entrepreneurs. Social disrupters. Into Africa shatters the narratives that dominate U.S. perceptions of Africa. Host Mvemba Phezo Dizolele, Africa program director and senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C., sits down with policymakers, journalists, academics and other trailblazers in African affairs to shine a spotlight on the faces spearheading cultural, political, and economic change on the continent.


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4.6 out of 5 stars from 138 ratings
  • Africa the continent

    This is a great podcast. It showcases Africa in its entirety, good and bad. And even though it’s called “Into Africa”, you learn quickly that Africa is more than just one monolith and has so much potential to really be a global powerhouse.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States4 months ago
  • Engaging & Accessible

    Provides a much-needed nuanced narrative of Africa, while being both engaging & informative.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa year ago
  • Great show! Please make episodes longer! Or more focused!

    Very much the breadth and depth of the show. But, it could be deeper. Episodes should be longer, or fewer topics should be covered. You do a good job of creating a synergy between panelists but in almost every episode it feels like conversations are getting cut short. Which isn’t surprising because a lot of the conversations are less than 15 minutes. You do an admirable job of covering the whole continent from different angles. But that’s such a huge remit that spending so little time on each to... more

    Apple Podcasts
    Rmm mm
    United Statesa year ago
  • Very interesting

    Thank you for putting together so much content in these podcasts.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago
  • Great US imperial propaganda

    If you want a good example of how the US State Department has outsourced its neoliberal propagandizing to beltway think tanks then look no further. It’s well-produced and occasionally features African voices but paints issues with a broad brush and is uncritical of foreign intervention and its neocolonial underpinnings.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago

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