President Biden Announces U.S. — Africa Leaders Summit

DENVER (Africa News Mat­ters) — There are no doubts about the strate­gic impor­tance of the African con­ti­nent to the world’s super­pow­ers. Just as Rus­sia, Chi­na, and India have upped the ante in rela­tions with African nations, the Unit­ed States, con­sid­ered gross­ly lag­ging in its strate­gic rela­tions with the con­ti­nent, appears ready to change its ways. The Obama…

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How Six Newspapers in Africa Portrayed the Joe Biden Win

Joe Biden was pro­claimed the win­ner of the 2020 Amer­i­can pres­i­den­tial race on Sat­ur­day, Nov. 7. Biden crossed the 270 Elec­toral Col­lege votes thresh­old need­ed to secure the pres­i­den­cy. The rest of the votes are still being count­ed. They are yet to be cer­ti­fied by each of America’s 50 states. In elec­toral par­lance, Biden is now…

Negative Headlines Mark the Anniversary of President Biya’s Time in Office

The gov­ern­ing record of Paul Biya, Cameroon’s cur­rent leader, is mak­ing the news rounds, again. Biya assumed office as pres­i­dent of the cen­tral­ly locat­ed African nation on Nov. 6, 1982. He’s been pres­i­dent now for 38 long years. Biya, now 87-years-old, became pres­i­dent after serv­ing as prime min­is­ter under the late Pres­i­dent Ahmadou Ahid­jo. That…

12 American Stories that Frame U.S.-Africa Relations under the Trump Administration

Amer­i­cans are cast­ing their votes in the Novem­ber 3 elec­tion for those who would rep­re­sent them at nation­al and local lev­els. The stakes are espe­cial­ly high for the offices of the Pres­i­dent, Sen­a­tors, and the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives. While this is tak­ing place, I’ve been reflect­ing on the impor­tance of the rela­tions between the United…

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A Case for Susan Rice as US Vice President

As Amer­i­ca crawls toward the Novem­ber 3 Gen­er­al Elec­tion, there is plen­ty of spec­u­la­tion, includ­ing prog­nos­ti­ca­tion, about who for­mer vice-pres­i­­dent and pre­sump­tive Demo­c­ra­t­ic nom­i­nee Joe Biden will pick as his run­ning mate.  First, some con­text. Per­haps you are not a polit­i­cal junkie, you are just a layper­son or an aver­age Joe and may be won­der­ing why…