Brazil-Africa Relations

August 2021
Noamane Cherkaoui & Marcus de Freitas

This podcast with Mr Marcus de Freitas, a Senior Fellow at Policy Center for the New South, discusses elements revolving around Brazil’s current strategy in Africa. It engages with historical facets to contextualise Brazil’s approach and to help illuminate the underlying dynamics. It also considers potential foreseeable changes in Brazil’s leadership and opportunities in the region, and how Brazil can better position itself to ensure it remains an important actor moving forward.


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    This podcast with Mr Marcus de Freitas, a Senior Fellow at Policy Center for the New South, discusses elements revolving around Brazil’s current strategy in Africa. It engages with histor ...
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