Podcast Episode by Mvemba Phezo Dizolele
Published February 23, 2023
What’s better than coordinating a two-day virtual conference on pressing challenges to global democracy? Try adding several different time zones!
Mvemba is joined by Marti Flacks (Director of the Human Rights Initiative at CSIS), Tiseke Kasambala (Director of Africa Programs at Freedom House) and Kate Hixon (Africa Advocacy Director at Amnesty International USA).
They discuss the March 2023 Summit for Democracy (which will be co-hosted by the U.S. and Costa Rica, the Netherlands, Republic of Korea, and Republic of Zambia), the state of democracy and human rights in African countries, disconnects between civil society and governments ahead of key elections taking place in Africa in 2023, and the lingering impacts of the 2022 U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit.