How to Think About Africa’s ‘Rising Middle Class’ Amid COVID-19

“Conventional wisdom is that Africa’s rising middle class is the engine for economic and social development, that its trajectory has been positive, and that the COVID-19 pandemic has seriously compromised the success of the middle class. However, on a continent of 1.3 billion people resident in more than fifty countries, this trope, much of it based on feel-good anecdotes, may obscure more than it illuminates.”

via CFR