For decades, Africa has had mutually beneficial economic relationships with China and the US. This relationship has significantly affected the economic status of the continent and its global relevance. China remains Africa’s number one trade partner. Does this relationship in any way undermine the trade relations that exist between the continent and the US? Our guests will answer this question and more in this month’s webinar edition.

Folarin Opeyemi is a policy engagement Analyst, Politician, Entrepreneur and social commentator. He holds a BSc in computer science and economics from Lead City University. He was the House of Representatives candidate in the last general election in the 2019 and 2023 elections, where he ran for a seat in the National Assembly to represent Mushin Federal Constituency 2. Folarin has over six years of experience in entrepreneurship, governance and public policy advocacy. He has been featured in magazines, radio and TV stations, including Sahara TV, Pen radio, and Daybreak Africa.

Dr. Felix Kumah-Abiwu is the Founding Director of the Center for African Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at Kent State University. He received his PhD in Political Science from West Virginia University. He also studied at Ohio University and the Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD), University of Ghana. His research focuses on the politics of development, African security issues, democratization in Africa, and foreign policy analysis.

Tam Alex is a political economist and electricity entrepreneur. He publishes Nigeopolis, a magazine dedicated to advocating for the absolute rights of Nigerians to life, liberty and property. He is also the co-founder of the Nigeria Libertarian Project @LibertarianNG, executive producer of the Despite The Government (DTG) Podcast @despitethegovt and a Senior Fellow at African Liberty. He also develops and operates electricity systems in underserved and unserved communities in Nigeria.