Maria Eriksson Baaz, Richard Myrenberg and Miles Tanhira. Photo: Stina Sämgård/Sveriges Radio AB.

What characterizes the African middle class?

In many African countries, there are the typical middle class markers - cafés, gyms, neat terrace houses and so on. The discussion on Africa's economic upswing started in 2011 and then argued that the middle class would be the key to the democratic and economic development. It has proved to be incorrect. NAI researcher Maria Eriksson Baaz discuss the African middle class in Swedish Radio P1. Listen to the program here (partly in Swedish, partly in English):

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