“New Business Opportunities in Africa”

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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 account, the department pointed out… Read more »

Susan Rice and Africa’s Despots

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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. She called him “brilliant” —… Read more »

The Case Against Susan Rice

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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.

Building Bridges

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Amb. Ranneberger in Kenya

In the last blog entry, I wrote that Ambassador Michael E. Ranneberger was visiting the University of South Florida as part of an event sponsored by the Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies. Amb. Ranneberger gave a lecture titled “U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities” through the center’s “Lecture Series on National Security.”… Read more »

U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa

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Michael E. Ranneberger

Topic of Discussion: “U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities” In June, the Obama administration released an extensive document outlining its U.S. strategy toward Sub-Saharan Africa. In it, President Obama points out that the continent is: However, many argue that U.S.-Africa relations have not been prioritized. Cynics say that the U.S. only took notice of… Read more »

On Election Day the Eyes of the World Turn to America

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US elections 2012

Foreign policy plays a significant role in U.S. presidential elections. Many argue that the foreign agenda is the only one that a sitting president can implement without having to go through the labyrinth of politics and the checks and balances of the democratic system. As a testament to this importance, the final presidential debate in… Read more »

Malawi’s Activists Turned Politicians: What Standards Should Joyce Banda’s Administration Be Held To?

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Hillary Rodham Clinton, Joyce Banda

In the wake of the death of Malawi’s former president, Bingu wa Mutharika due to cardiac arrest, the country’s political leadership has welcomed a new guard. Joyce Banda, an outspoken activist and leader of the People’s Party, became the president of the country making her the second female president in Africa. In the relatively short period of time until… Read more »