After a 27-year rule, Burkina Faso's president sought to extend his term through a constitutional change. The resulting protests in the country forced Blaise Compaore to step down. We'll discuss the state of democracy in Africa with Richard Joseph, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Today Scots will decide whether or not to be independent from Britain. With more than 95% of eligible voters registered to vote, it is expected to be a close call. We'll discuss what this could mean for Scotland, with Scottish-Chicagoan Euan Hague.
NATO has accused Russia of illegally sending its troops into Ukraine. NATO says it has proof that Russian troops are fighting alongside Ukrainian separatists. We'll discuss the ongoing crisis in Ukraine with Andrew Weiss. Weiss served as a Russia and Ukraine expert in the Clinton White House.
There are about one million Chinese citizens living in Africa at the moment. They are a major force of development on the continent. Author Howard French tells us how China is changing Africa.[View the story "Worldview: China's African empire" on Storify]
We discuss what President Obama's trip to Africa could mean for US relations with the continent. Then, Milos Stehlik offers a glimpse of new action thriller "White House Down." Plus, we explore weekend events with an international theme.
Wilbert Jones takes you on a culinary journey throughout the earth's second largest mass of land, Africa. Jones will share his knowledge about the ancient Egyptian's daily diet, national dishes from several countries, traditional use of some unique ingredients as well as cooking techniques, and current food and beverage trends emerging out of Africa. He will also address the lack of African culinary presence in America and offers some solutions to increase visibility.
With President Obama having to devote significant attention to Iraq and Afghanistan during his first term, scholars and practitioners debate his track record in Africa. What do the current trends in Africa imply for American economic and national security? And will President Obama in his second term need to alter current American policy toward Africa?