Monday Morning Roundup: Obama in Africa (reflections, criticisms, and more)

Some great commentary coming from around the world on Obama's trip to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania: Obama Finally Scrambles Over Africa by Solomon Dersso #ChangeCourseObama by Jumoke Balogun (of CompareAfrique) A Cooler Welcome by the Economist  Obama's Trip Needs a New Policy Overhaul by Carina Ray ----------------------------------- Yesterday, in a talk at the University of … Continue reading Monday Morning Roundup: Obama in Africa (reflections, criticisms, and more)

Obama in Africa: Talking Points?

The Obamas will soon be on their $60mil tour de afrique which means the US media might actually take a rare pause to talk about Africa in ways that won’t necessarily entail war, famine and AIDS. While we can’t expect the major news outlets to let go of the American insistence that Africa is a … Continue reading Obama in Africa: Talking Points?

Obamas in Africa! Pt. 2… or 3. Whatever.

This week it was announced that the President and First Lady will be visiting Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania June 26-July 3. Apparently the trip will focus on : #OBAMAinSA Trip will focus on economic growth through trade and investment, engaging the next generation of African leaders, and democracy. — US Embassy Pretoria (@USEmbPretoria) May … Continue reading Obamas in Africa! Pt. 2… or 3. Whatever.