Monthly Archives: February 2010


Human Rights in Africa – The Basics

I heard you met with President Obama this morning.  How did that meeting go? It was a very good meeting, very positive. He is inspiring. He started by outlining America’s policy, which was very well received. It centers on strengthening multilateralism – a new US policy approach to ensure that [...]

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China’s Long March Across Africa

By now, we’re used to seeing foreign fingers in the African pot. For the latest act of this timeless drama, one need look no further than the Chinatown in Lagos, Nigeria. For years, a small community of Chinese workers ran restaurants or sold textiles in the city; today, however, a [...]

Freedom of Expression is Under Assault

Freedom of expression is under assault in many regions of the world. The right of citizens and media to openly express opinions without fear of retribution is increasingly under threat from repressive regimes and non-state actors.Sadly, parts of the East and Horn of Africa, specifically Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda [...]

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