September 24, 2007 10:58AM

President of Senegal to Speak at Cato

By Cato Editors

Since becoming the president of Senegal in 2000, Abdoulaye Wade has been one of Africa's most vocal proponents of liberal economic reforms. As he recently said, "I don't want money, and I don't want hand-outs. I want trade agreements....I believe in a liberal economy and have never put much faith in the state-run economy, because it fails....The state should intervene only to create the conditions necessary for the private sector to thrive. I am counting on the private sector, because it is crucial to Senegal's future." Join us on September 28 to hear President Wade discuss economic reforms in Senegal and the future of liberalization on the African continent.