AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Would Susan Rice have been a good choice for US Secretary of State?

Remember Susan Rice, the U.S. Secretary of State who wasn’t? It might seem old news now, as Senator John Kerry sits in front of his colleagues seeking their constitutionally-mandated “consent” to his appointment to become the next U.S. Secretary of State, replacing Hillary Rodham Clinton. In the wake of President Barack Obama’s re-election in November,

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Joyce Banda and Gay Rights

Malawi’s new president, Joyce Banda, has said that she will push for the repeal of her country’s anti-homosexuality laws. Of course this depends on her ability to secure popular support in parliament. Even if these laws are...

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Out of Africa

Vanity Fair’s June issue has a profile. of Hillary Clinton. It contains tons of information about her working relationship with President Barack Obama, how she made up with Samantha Power, the Obama ally and Harvard professor, who...

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Adam Habib back in the US

Remember Adam Habib, the South African political commentator, who on his last trip to the United States in 2007 was declared a terrorist, refused entry and put on a plane back to South Africa? He was never...

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

OBAMA HAS ALWAYS BEEN BLACK

Barack Obama may be joking about his blackness, but as Gary Younge, the excellent Guardian journalist based in New York City (and a neighbor) breaks it down in the commentary for the BBC below, there’s something racial...

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...

Monday, August 10th, 2009

HILLARY CLINTON BUSTS A MOVE

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s seven-country tour of Africa is going swimmingly–no protesters; like her boss, President Barack Obama, she can get away with platitudes about corruption and democracy; South Africa, whose former President Thabo Mbeki,...