There is 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…

In The Shadows of Covid-19 — Six African Development Stories You May Have Missed

No doubt, coronavirus has become one of the deadliest diseases in modern history, with about 500,000 casualties worldwide. The pandemic has left in its wake severe economic consequences, especially for the world’s developing nations. Despite the many socio-economic challenges faced and exacerbated by the pandemic, many African nations have shown great resilience. The news continues…

Reports of Ethiopian Airlines Crash Leads the News Globally

Reports that an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed Sunday, March 10 en route from Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital to Nairobi, Kenya woke me up early in the morning. I received two alerts on my smartphone early in the morning, from the New York Times, as well as from Reuters, which…

What Can Official Visits Tell Us About U.S.-Africa Relations?

As U.S. President Barack Obama’s presidency winds down, we at Africa Agenda feel it is important to look back at what he and his administration did — or didn’t do— for the African continent over the past 8 years or so. Obama himself is half African; born to a Kenyan father and an American mother.…