The United States, along with many other Western countries, are losing their edge just as the subcontinent, notwithstanding its chronic problems of poverty, corruption and insecurity, is showing real signs of promise.
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.
The world won't be a better place when Obama leaves the White House in 2016 and neither will Africa.
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.
Teachers and students must remain home, and children are being attacked; in the U.S., the fear of Ebola is spreading, strengthened by racism and ignorance.
In total ethnocentric, self-serving fashion, Americans didn't worry about Ebola until a man died from it in the United States. Now people are reacting as if Ebola will bring about the end of the world tomorrow.
Twitter campaigns do not solve Africa’s problems... On the contrary, they undermine democracy and self-determination and in the worst cases, result in U.S. military interventions.
<i>An Ebola-infected person has landed on U.S. soil. The deadly virus can be transmitted to all corners of the world.</i>
Ebola is no longer an entirely African problem, as the first case of the deadly disease to be diagnosed outside the continent has occurred in the United States. The patient arrived in America [Read more]