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Shopping on an Egyptian street: The middle class concept remained vague and limited to number crunching. (Photo/ Flickr/ Frank Schulenberg)

Will The Real Middle Class In Africa Please Stand Up? Debates Are Clouded In A Conceptual Haze

The so-called middle class in Africa appears to be a muddling class, with ambiguities ranging from politically progressive to status-quo oriented and conservative. But definitions and lived experiences matter