Former Kenyan Prime Minister Visits Duke, Looks Toward an ‘African Miracle’

An “African Miracle” is possible, former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga told a Duke audience during a two day visit to the campus last month. The optimism comes, Odinga said, from economic growth from within the continent. 

“Sustained high economic growth in the continent will be driven by African unity and political and economic integration,” Odinga said. 

Odinga visit was sponsored by the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS) on Oct. 23-24. Odinga served as Prime Minister of Kenya from 2008-2013 and was recently appointed as the African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development.

His talk, “Africa: A Time for Sustained Optimism?” centered on his vision for the future of Africa. Odinga maintained that while…

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