Ghana/ Ethiopia: When leaders’ death tests institutions’ strength

Across Africa, we have witnessed time and again countries where sudden death of a leader has been cause of a major human tragedy. This was the case in Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Egypt only to name a few, and this at different times of their recent or past history. Unfortunately, not manyContinue reading “Ghana/ Ethiopia: When leaders’ death tests institutions’ strength”

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NATO, AFRICOM and the New White Man’s Burden

by Harold Green “Western countries are once again using feigned concern as pretext for invasion and resource theft.” As we watched with bewilderment, NATO’s military assault on Libya using “humanitarian intervention” as it’s pretext, we are reminded of an earlier period of Western European “civilizing” missions into Africa. Shortly after the Berlin West African ConferenceContinue reading “NATO, AFRICOM and the New White Man’s Burden”

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Barack Obama’s approach to change on the African continent

At the time of the US presidential campaign of 2008, the realization of many dreams stood on the shoulders of Barack Obama, the first Black American to become a serious contender for the most powerful position of leadership on earth. The majority of Afro-Americans and Africans in the US and around the world saw inContinue reading “Barack Obama’s approach to change on the African continent”

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