African Journalists Discuss the Challenges and Future of Journalism in their Countries

Journalists from 12 African Countries, Casey Frechette,  visiting assistant professor at the journalism and media studies department at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Earlier this month, I was able to meet African journalists from twelve countries who came to the University of South Florida St. Petersburg’s Department of Journalism and Media Studies through the Edward R. Murrow Program for journalists. The program is funded by the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. The …

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Is America Overly Paranoid About Terrorism in Africa? Does Fear Hinder Economic Partnerships?

Security and Economic Partnerships in Africa

In the last blog entry, I talked to Ambassador Vicki Huddleston who suggested that America should focus on training and supporting African forces so they can battle extremists in the Sahel. In the wake of the Boston bombings, questions have arisen about immigration and the process of assimilation in the United …

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No End In Sight: France’s Mali Military Intervention

French Mirage 2000 D aircrafts flying over Mali

The French took the plunge and began attacking Islamist militant groups in Mali this week after regional leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) hesitated for months. The instability in northern Mali dates back nearly a year and yet, until now, no agreement on a foreign intervention strategy …

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“New Business Opportunities in Africa”: Event in Tampa promotes opportunities in Africa

New Business Opportunities

The Tampa Port Authority will host an event presented by the U.S. Department of Commerce with the aim of promoting business relationship between the U.S. and Africa. Terence McCulley, U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, and Rebecca Armand, Senior Commercial Officer for the U.S. Mission to Nigeria, will speak. Taking the continent’s growth into …

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Miss Africa Mizzou Pageant 2010

Mizzou 2010

Miss Africa Mizzou Pageant 2010 organized by the African Student Association. An interview with the Miss Africa Mizzou 2010 contestants and the president of the African Students Association at the University of Missouri. Africa Talks welcomes feedback and questions. If you have questions or recommendations for future content, please contact: africatalksblog@gmail.com