AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

United States and Africa

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Monday, April 1st, 2013

Can African Heads of State Speak?

These days, well-behaved African heads of state are rewarded by Barack Obama with the chance to meet with him in groups of four and have their picture taken with him. It’s like meeting Beyonce, but you get to call it a state visit. That’s what happened on Friday when Malawi’s Joyce Banda, Senegal’s Macky Sall,

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,...