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Lords International Relations and Defence Committee to take evidence on economies and security of Sub-Saharan Africa

The House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee will this week take evidence from leading economists and academics, and the International Crisis Group on the economic prospects and security of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The evidence session will start at 10:40am on Wednesday 4 March in Committee Room 2A of the House of Lords. Giving evidence to the Committee will be:

  • Dr Dambisa Moyo, economist and author
  • Myles Wickstead, Visiting Professor, King's College London, and former Head of the Secretariat to the Commission for Africa


  • Comfort Ero, Program Director – Africa, International Crisis Croup (Via videolink)

In the first session questions will focus on how the relationship between Sub-Saharan Africa and the West can move beyond aid to one based on trade and investment, the impact of China in the region and whether UK investment in fossil fuel production in Africa is preventing progress towards low-carbon economic development.
The second session will on peace and security in Sub-Saharan Africa including the Silencing the Guns agenda, the effectiveness of the African Union in peacekeeping and the role of women and girls in conflict prevention and resolution.

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