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Don’t Break Bread With Despots: A Reminder For President Obama

“Governments that respect the will of their own people, that govern by consent and not coercion, are more prosperous, they are more stable and more successful.” –President Barack Obama, July 2009 At the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit dinner on August 5, President Obama dined on chilled spiced tomato soup, chopped farmstand vegetable salad, grilled dry-aged […]

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U.S-African Leaders Summit and the Mask of Progress

Today, at the U.S-African leaders’ summit, in a room filled with stuffy suits and portly bellies, Africa’s “big men” will go about business as usual with an uncharacteristic pep in their step. The old boys club will meet, sharing gossip from the latest China-Africa summit, ponder their next moves at the EU-Africa summit, and try […]

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Food At A Cost: The Threat of Famine in South Sudan

The threat of famine in South Sudan is real, and civilians are already risking rape, abduction, and murder in their search for food. Since fighting erupted last December in South Sudan, thousands of people have died and over a million have been displaced in a conflict sparked by long-running political disputes between President Salva Kiir […]

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Extremists are Evolving – So Should We

Counterterrorism is not working. Retaliatory military actions, condemnation by world leaders and by the general public on social media and censorship of terrorist organizations have all proven futile. It’s time to try something new. It’s been almost two months since over 230 high school girls were abducted from Chibok, Nigeria; Nigerians – along with the global […]

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Over fifty years ago, the architects of African independence – Nkrumah, Nyerere, Lumumba, and others, met in Accra, Tunis, and Cairo to discuss the way forward for the continent. Now, more than five decades on, this is our “All-African Peoples Conference”. This is the forum on which we meet to launch our collective vision for Africa, and where open and honest discussion can take place.

We encourage you to take another look at the continent and reconsider the paradigms through which you view and study Africa.

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breaking bread

Don’t Break Bread With Despots: A Reminder For President Obama

“Governments that respect the will of their own people, that govern by consent and not coercion, are more prosperous, they are more stable and more successful.” –President Barack Obama, July 2009 At the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit dinner on August 5, President Obama dined on chilled spiced tomato soup, chopped farmstand vegetable salad, grilled dry-aged […]

leaders

U.S-African Leaders Summit and the Mask of Progress

Today, at the U.S-African leaders’ summit, in a room filled with stuffy suits and portly bellies, Africa’s “big men” will go about business as usual with an uncharacteristic pep in their step. The old boys club will meet, sharing gossip from the latest China-Africa summit, ponder their next moves at the EU-Africa summit, and try […]

tank1

Food At A Cost: The Threat of Famine in South Sudan

The threat of famine in South Sudan is real, and civilians are already risking rape, abduction, and murder in their search for food. Since fighting erupted last December in South Sudan, thousands of people have died and over a million have been displaced in a conflict sparked by long-running political disputes between President Salva Kiir […]

abduction1

Extremists are Evolving – So Should We

Counterterrorism is not working. Retaliatory military actions, condemnation by world leaders and by the general public on social media and censorship of terrorist organizations have all proven futile. It’s time to try something new. It’s been almost two months since over 230 high school girls were abducted from Chibok, Nigeria; Nigerians – along with the global […]