Ndongo Samba Sylla is a Senegalese development economist and Research and Programme manager at the West Africa office of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. Sylla is also the author of many articles and three books, including the recently published L’Arme Invisible de la Francafrique, or “The Invisible Weapon of Franco-African Imperialism.” In that book, Sylla and coauthor Fanny Pigeaud lay out a comprehensive case against the CFA Franc, a neocolonial currency union that presently constrains the social, political, and economic prospects of each of its member states.
In this episode, Scott Ferguson and Maxximilian Seijo talk with Sylla about the history of political economy in pre-and post-colonial Africa; the theoretical bases and political stakes of the anti-CFA Franc movement; and how Modern Monetary Theory ought to inform current and future efforts to restore political and economic sovereignty to West African nations.
Sylla's book: https://www.amazon.fr/Larme-invisible-Françafrique-Fanny-PIGEAUD/dp/2348037394
Sylla's Twitter: @nssylla