Posts Tagged: Africa
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.
The United States should take a lesson from Africa in dealing with its AIDS epidemic.
The prospects for a new war in the Sahel appear increasingly probable.
The Second World War's Eurocentric history must be widened to give sub-Saharan Africans and many other world peoples their due.
This long-awaited verdict against the former Liberian strongman brings some measure of justice to a region ripped apart by brutality, greed, and proxy wars.
Emira Woods, an Institute for Policy Studies expert originally from Liberia, comments on Taylor's conviction.