Regions / Africa
Fueled by media images of carnage and desperation, a debate has been begun regarding a possible U.S. role in Liberia, but so far it has been all troops or no troops, without adequate attention to the big picture.
he appointment of a former top executive of a major U.S. pharmaceutical company and major Republican contributor as President George W. Bush's global AIDS co-ordinator has stunned and outraged AIDS experts and activists.
The idea of Liberia exists as a shining example of how best to transform a terrible crime to a great social innovation.
In the wake of the September 11th attack and the Iraq war, Nigeria's geopolitical significance to the U.S. has come into sharper relief.
The preparatory work leading up to the G-8 meeting had already shown that very little would emerge on three key crises that affect global development today--the Third World debt crisis, the African crisis, and the crisis of legitimacy of the global arrang
Africa and anti-AIDS activists complained after the vote that the bill retained serious flaws and warned that the $15 billion provided by the package still faces a number of legislative and executive obstacles before the money can actually be spent.
In a key victory for President George W. Bush and anti-AIDS activists, the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday approved a five-year, $15 billion package to fight HIV/AIDS in 14 African and Caribbean nations
In 2003 U.S. policy toward Africa will be driven almost exclusively by geopolitical considerations related to Washington's war plans against Iraq, and by its geostrategic interests in African oil.
U.S. disregard for Africa has become malignant, with increasingly deadly consequences for Africa.
When and if President Bush does visit Africa, he may seek to avoid answering the question of whether he values African lives.