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Obama or Bongo Ondimba: Who’s Disinheriting Whom?

August 31, 2015 // Jeune Afrique - France - French

The future ex-president of the United States will not be counting on his Kenyan inheritance for his retirement, as part of his paternal family intends to deprive him of it due to a lack of solidarity. Ali Bongo Ondimba, however, has decided to disinherit himself… The first African-American president’s stay in [Read more]

To Lecture and Do Business

August 11, 2015 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

Even though [Obama's] speeches are beautiful, they end up getting on your nerves due to the distance that separates practice from declarations of principle.

Obama’s Legacy in Africa

August 2, 2015 // Ottawa Citizen - Canada - English

It was heartening to see the leader of the free world deliver a ringing public denunciation of the tyranny and corruption that’s destroying the continent.

Obama Deploys Economic Weapon To Fight Terrorism

July 30, 2015 // Le Figaro - France - French

The real theme of the historic visit to his father’s homeland was Barack Obama’s promise on Saturday to strengthen cooperation between Kenya and the United States in the fight against terrorism, and to provide greater logistical and financial support to Kenyan security forces. The American president visited the [Read more]

Recovering Africa

July 30, 2015 // El País - Spain - Spanish

<i>Obama's trip is concerned with the declining security situation on the continent and the fight against Islamic extremism.</i> Barack Obama's first visit to the country of his roots since attaining the presidency has been marked by all manner of psychological, identity-related and sentimental connotations. Closer [Read more]

Africa: Is Obama Fighting a Losing Battle?

July 26, 2015 // La Razón - Spain - Spanish

When Obama won the presidential election back in 2008, all of Africa responded as if it was its own son arriving at the White House. And yet, six and a half years later, Africa feels somewhat abandoned by the U.S. president.
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