Ndongo Samba Sylla is a development economist and researcher at the West Africa Office of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Dakar. His publications cover topics such as Fair trade, labour markets in developing countries, social movements, democratic theory, economic and monetary sovereignty. He has published extensively. Namely, he co-authored L’arme invisible de la Françafrique. Une histoire du franc CFA (Paris: La Découverte, 2018), recently translated to Africa’s Last Colonial Currency: The CFA Franc Story (London: Pluto Press, 2021).
The podcast series, developed in conversation with academics, economists, lawyers, activists and journalists, explores how risk associated with the supply of Critical Raw Materials is unevenly shaping international relations while perpetuating colonial legacies in Europe’s periphery and the Global South. The discussions aim to look beyond these extractive practices to the possibility of thinking and doing otherwise.