Regions / Africa
Africa's expectations were quite clear: nothing short of a comprehensive treatment of debt, trade and development finance, along with removal of the constraints that have held back the continent's growth and progress.
According to World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, it is an extraordinary moment in historyi for Africa.
It must be said that corruption in Nigeria is a by product of the general rut that has beset the nation through more than three decades of military rule as well as years of short-sighted civilian governments.
Does Qadhafi mean what he says and will Washington reciprocate and normalize relations with Libya?
Discussing U.S. policy in 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.
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 idea of Liberia exists as a shining example of how best to transform a terrible crime to a great social innovation.
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