The United Nation’s Role in Africa

Tampa Bay Chapter was awarded a membership growth award for increasing its membership in 2012 by a whopping 280%.

Shortly after Kieran Dwyer, the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, gave a presentation about U.N. peacekeeping missions (watch video below), he said that the mission also receives “bad press” for some of its work in Africa. The phrase jumped out at me. Bad press is what happens when a …

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Susan Rice and Africa’s Despots

Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the UN

ON Sept. 2, Ambassador Susan E. Rice delivered a eulogy for a man she called “a true friend to me.” Before thousands of mourners and more than 20 African heads of state in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Ms. Rice, the United States’ representative to the United Nations, lauded the country’s late prime minister, Meles Zenawi. …

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The Case Against Susan Rice: Enamored with Africa’s Dictatorships

US Perm Rep at SC stakeout

As the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Susan Rice read a eulogy she prepared on the occasion of the death of Meles Zenawi, the prime minister of Ethiopia, she called him a “tough, unsentimental and sometimes unyielding,” leader. She went on to describe how he demeaned people who disagreed with him …

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Africa Coverage: A Growing Case of Shooting the Messenger

More coverage is what we need. Not indifference by Africans who could actually make a difference.

You’ve come across this. I’m sure of it. Imagine watching an important speech about something groundbreaking and getting interrupted by an annoying comment about what the speaker is wearing instead of what he is saying. If you’re an active social media user like I am, you probably have seen what …

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Kony 2012, the Sequel: Get Your Snark Shooters Ready

LRA leader Kony target of Internet campaign

I’m all for Africans solving their own problems. It has a nice ring to it. “African solutions to African problems.” But what does this self-reliance mean when it relates to violent, murderous lunatics such as Joseph Kony? Obviously, the fact that he has been operating in four different countries–the Central …

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