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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Rice: Hitting ‘reset’ on Africa talks

Pushing Reset Button

Michael O’Hanlon, in his Reuters Opinion piece, “In defense of Susan Rice” (Reuters, December 10, 2012), took issue with my New York Times op-ed article, “Susan Rice and Africa’s Despots” (December 9, 2012). Mine were not ad hominem attacks. It is fair to hold a public official accountable for her …

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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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World Bank Group’s New Approach: Pragmatism in, Ideology out – Can Africans Believe in It?

Ian Solomon

“I am a socialist and I take part in the ‘Occupy Tampa’ movement” said one of the students opening the first question at an event sponsored by the USF World, at the University of South Florida’s International Program in Tampa, Florida. The question was directed at the Executive Director of the …

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A Melancholic Day : World Press Freedom in the Horn of Africa – Bumps in the Road Ahead

Press in Africa

On World Press Freedom day, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) released its annual list of the best and worst countries as it relates to press freedom. The usual suspects, Eritrea and Equatorial Guinea, were singled out in a list of the 10 worst countries for censorship. Many other African countries received failing marks. Since, …

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Rising from the Ashes: Rwanda Celebrates the 18th Anniversary of the Genocide

Skulls of Rwandan Victims

In 2010, Rwanda held an election which came under scrutiny for a media crackdown and the arrest of some opposition candidates. For incumbent, Paul Kagame, however, it was an undoubtable win with an overwhelming 93 percent of the votes. Shortly after that, concerned about the treatment of the media in Rwanda, …

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Global Issues Leadership Development

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Africa Talks sat down with Nadege Uwase, the executive director of Global Issues Leadership Development (GILD), a nonprofit organization created to help promote human rights through youth after-school programs.

 

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