AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Hillary Clinton in Africa

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

US STATE DEPARTMENT CALLS OUT MY BLOG

Last week The Brookings Institute held a conversation with the Nigerian Foreign Minister Chief Ojo Maduekwe on “The Nigeria-U.S. Partnership for Regional Security in Africa,” in Washington D.C. Not really earth shattering stuff, except when 52 minutes into the discussion a senior US State Department official for Africa decided to call out my blog. Serious.

Monday, August 31st, 2009

WHERE DO AMERICAN OIL IMPORTS COME FROM?

The latest statistics (they get updated once a month) from the Energy Information Administration, “the official energy statistics” of the United States government. Nigeria (769,000 barrels a day) and Angola (400,000 barrels a day) are the fifth...

Monday, August 31st, 2009

FORMER BUSH OFFICIAL: “MOVE AFRICOM FROM GERMANY TO LIBERIA”

Jendayi Frazer, who was George W Bush’s assistant secretary of state for African affairs from 2005-2009, has an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, going on about “four things” the Obama Administration can do to help...

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

HILLARY CLINTON’S AFRICAN SPIN

Link to a nice graphic in “The Christian Science Monitor” summarizing the key terms of Hillary Clinton-speak on her recent seven-nation African tour.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

HILLARY CLINTON IS A DESPERATE HOUSEWIFE

I won’t add much to the frustration with US media coverage of Hillary Clinton’s seven-nation African tour, except to link to a few sources. With few exceptions (NPR), US media have either played stenographer, reduced her actions...