Archive | July 21, 2015

The New York Times: A New Approach to Africa

By David Kampf (The New York Times) — In the twilight of his presidency, George W. Bush sought refuge in one of his foreign policy victories: Africa. Dogged by his global missteps and failures, Mr. Bush traveled abroad in Feb. 2008 to trumpet his legacy-building AIDS program. When President Barack Obama heads to Africa later […]

The Washington Post: Obama’s trip to Ethiopia alarms some human rights activists

By Juliet Eilperin and David Nakamura (The Washington Post) — President Obama embarks on a trip to Africa this week that includes a controversial stop in Ethiopia, where the authoritarian government has come under sharp international criticism for its handling of political dissent. The Ethi­o­pia visit has raised hackles among human rights advocates who question […]

A conversation on President Obama’s trip to Kenya and Ethiopia

(Brookings) — Ahead of President Obama’s trip to Kenya and Ethiopia, which also includes a visit to African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Brookings scholars Amadou Sy and Witney Schneidman discuss the trip’s top agenda items of trade, economic growth, and the evolution of U.S.-Africa relations. Witney Schneidman: “No administration prior has really engaged the […]

Dibaba, Aman and Kejelcha Among Oromia’s Medal Hopes for Beijing

(IAAF) — World 1500m record-holder Genzebe Dibaba, world 800m champion Mohammed Aman and prodigious teenager Yomif Kejelcha are among the main names and medal hopes in the Ethiopian squad for the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, which will be staged in the Chinese capital from 22-30 August. The in-form star of the Ethiopian team is […]

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