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American diplomatic perspective on Obama's Kenya visit, and a few personal thoughts (updated)

Johnnie Carson and Mark Bellamy have a very well done op-ed up in the New York Times on “Obama’s chance to revisit Kenya“.  In case you missed it, I would recommend it as the most worthwhile commentary I have seen in the U.S.-based news media on the presidential trip this week. 618 more words

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Tonight in Washington--important African Politics event

Wednesday, January 14 from 6 – 8 pm

American University
School of International Studies

Celebrating the launch of Dr. Carl LeVan’s new book, Dictators and Democracy in African Development: The Political Economy of Good Governance in Nigeria… 183 more words

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A boom in African start-ups

SO, what does the current start-up/entrepreneur market look like in Africa? According to the IMF, Africa will have the fastest growing economy of any continent over the next 5 years. 346 more words

Mobile phones drive development in Africa

THE African continent has one of the fastest growing mobile phone markets in the world. More Africans have access to mobile phones (540 million mobile users) than to clean drinking water, a bank account or electricity. 531 more words

How will the U.S. handle its involvement with a possible Kenyan referendum?

We have the examples of Kenya’s constitutional referenda of 2005 and 2010 for some lessons.

In the fall of 2005, the Government of Kenya, on behalf of the “Wako Draft” constitution being brought to a referendum vote–the “Banana campaign”– loudly claimed that the U.S. 1,194 more words

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"We see Africa's potential"

This week’s Africa Summit in Washington suggests hope for a deeper, broader engagement between the United States and many African countries. This is a policy area where there seems to be substantial room for negotiated agreement and cooperation between Republicans and Democrats. 31 more words

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