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?
The U.S. military relies on private contractors for lots of things — and that apparently includes spying. As concerns over Al Qaeda involvement in Africa have grown, the U.S. military has contracted private companies to run surveillance missions in some areas, according to a recent report by the Washington Post.
Spark Ventures is a Chicago-based non-profit that partners with grassroots organizations to serve children in poverty. The group is working on providing nutrition, education and health care to those in need in rural Zambia—and have partnered with Groupon to do it.