Posts Tagged: Africa
With support from Moscow, Washington, and the former imperial capitals no longer assured, armed groups in Africa now compete for riches in diamond mines, gold pits, oil wells, and rare earth deposits.
Africa is front and center now for the Pentagon.
Two U.S. initiatives to provide Africans with electricity seem likely to lead to large, climate-polluting projects rather than the locally sourced renewable energy rural Africa needs.
As President Obama plans trip to Senegal, Tanzania, and South Africa, a press conference at the National Press Club will give voice to those calling for change in his Africa policy.
Jon Letman interviews Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) about drones, U.S. militarism in Africa, and the portrayal of Muslims in the U.S. media.
In some corners of Africa, the seams of the tight Africa-China relationship are becoming stretched.
As pope, an African could provoke a subtle but important change in global attitudes toward Africa and focus more attention on a rising continent rich with promise and challenges alike.
China portrays Africa as a partner in common prosperity, rather than a "doomed continent" requiring aid.
Africa is wealthy in oil, gas, iron, aluminum and rare metals.
Hurricane Sandy demonstrated that a natural disaster could quickly, if temporarily, downgrade a rich country to third-world status.