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Behind The Obama Visit To East Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Washington’s foreign policy towards Africa was highlighted recently through the visit of President Barack Obama to Kenya and Ethiopia.

Stay Away From The Sentinelese. Either You’ll Kill Them Or They’ll...

AFRICANGLOBE - The Sentinelese, a tiny island tribe in the Indian Ocean, have a tried-and-true foreign policy. They do not communicate with the outside world. Very few people have intruded on their turf and lived to talk about it. They’ve fended off a range of characters: British colonialists, Indian anthropologists, drunk fishermen and even Jacques Cousteau.

Eritrea – A Victim Of Its Own Delusion

AFRICANGLOBE - It is a fatal mistake to ignore that Egypt, swaying between cooperation and confrontation, will not subscribe to Eritrea's tit-for-tat regional maneuver to weaken Ethiopia's march towards the achievement of its goals of national renewal and modernisation. After all, such an approach leads to mutual destruction.

Why South Africa Is Not Fit to Lead Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa's failure to successfully engage some of Africa's most troublesome conflict zones has undermined the country's credibility and cast doubt about whether South Africa should be perceived as the continent's regional military and political leader.

Obama: The Occasional African

AFRICANGLOBE - “I have the blood of Africa within me,” declared Barack Obama soon after he became America’s first Black President, as he stopped over in Ghana some four years ago. This is the kind of eloquent hyperbole Obama has engaged in for years. He is a master of the art of demagoguery.

Inside Kenya’s Emerging, Assertive Foreign Policy in East Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - The newly inaugurated government of Uhuru Kenyatta is recalibrating Kenya’s foreign policy to reflect an assertive new Africa-centred approach as the central plank of Nairobi’s regional and global policy.

President Obama and Mitt Romney to Meet for Final Debate Showdown

While foreign policy became an unexpected pivotal point in last week's town-hall style presidential debate, Monday's final showdown is to focus entirely on international...

US Elections: 5 Reasons Why Mitt Romney is Bad for the...

On the final night of the Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama cautioned the America public about the foreign policy plan Republican candidates Mitt...

African Union – The Power to Resist Foreign Intervention (I)

AFRICANGLOBE - A decade ago an academic then at one of the South African Universities, Xavier Renou, wrote: "There is a permanent reluctance among academics to call a spade a spade and a predatory (or imperialist) policy as such. In the case of French Foreign policy in Africa, very few academics have pointed at its dramatic consequences, and even fewer have been prepared to describe them as resulting from deliberate criminal choices aimed at fostering a small minority's interest, at any cost."-Xavier Renou: "A Major Obstacle to African Unity: the New Franco-American Cold War on the (African) Continent", 2000?)