us africa relations

The World Post
[10] United States Census Bureau, "Trade in Goods with Djibouti," accessed 3/27/2016. USAID, "Food Assistance Fact Sheet
Politics
As General David Rodriguez prepares to retire, he has a reason for avoiding attention. His tenure has not only been marked by an increasing number of terror attacks on the continent, but questions have arisen about his recent testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Politics
Since 9/11, Africa has increasingly been viewed by the Pentagon as a place of problems to be remedied by military means. And year after year, as terror groups have multiplied, proxies have foundered, and allies have disappointed, the U.S. has doubled down again and again.
The WorldPost
The U.S. is "taking China as a rival in Africa," one paper said.
Politics
For years, as U.S. military personnel moved into Africa in ever-increasing numbers, AFRICOM has effectively downplayed, disguised, or covered-up almost every aspect of its operations, from the locations of its troop deployments to those of its expanding string of outposts.
Politics
Conventional wisdom usually does not link trade to programs and policies that address poverty. We need to unpack this conventional wisdom and explore how improving key aspects of trade link to development, using as an example how U.S.-Africa trade policies can unlock Africa's economic potential in agriculture.
The World Post
Today's global landscape is much, much different than it was 5 years ago, or even earlier this year with the surge of the Islamic State, wrath of Nigeria's Boko Haram, Crimea's annexation, and continuing Syrian and Libyan conflicts.
Politics
While the media touted the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit as a sign of Africa's "rising" and its soon-to-be key role on the world stage, the truth is quite the opposite. African leaders' love for summitry isn't a sign of a rising continent, but rather, a sign of confusion, weakness and lack of direction.
Queer Voices
LGBT individuals away from medical care and treatment, school, jobs and even housing. As a result, LGBT Africans are overrepresented among the under-educated, under-employed and homeless. What can the U.S. do to help advance rights for LGBT Africans?
Impact
As the U.S. Fortune 500 and U.S. private equity are set to turn its corporate gaze toward Africa, it has the chance to learn from previous investment attempts and promote this new model of interaction on the African continent.
Impact
This is where President Obama and his advisers have got it wrong -- the future of Africa should not be sold to the highest bidder.
Politics
Fundamentally, the U.S.-Africa Leaders' Summit is incredibly historic as it will be the first time that a sitting U.S. president has invited all the leaders of the Africa Region to a single event to discuss key continent issues and the macro U.S.-Africa relationship.
The World Post
We know what America wants in Africa. And we know what Europe and others want in Africa. But, what does Africa wants from its partners?
Politics
The Post sketched out some of the security resources those funds will be going toward, citing an internal Secret Service
The World Post
Will the long-term opportunity to engage Africa more deeply in terms of trade and investment be trumped by security initiatives? The answer is likely yes. And that's not good for the U.S. or Africa.
Black Voices
The United States has played a meaningful role in Africa's progress. As President Barack Obama's second term begins, AAVA urges him to ensure that our nation's policies toward Africa make justice and equal partnership key principles of engagement.
The World Post
We ignore Africa at our peril. The African continent will only become more important in the future, and the whole world has a stake in what happens there.
The World Post
Secretary Clinton will be leaving August 5 for a seven-country tour of Africa. The itinerary suggests that the theme will be more real politik than President Obama's recent visit to Ghana.