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.
Senegal’s democracy is holding steady. Macky Sall won a clear victory in the Senegalese presidential elections over the weekend. He defeated longtime leader Abdoulaye Wade. Wade’s bid for a third term -- which would defy the two term limit -- had sparked violence and protest throughout the country.
The Carrier is a lyrical film that follows Mutinta Mweemba, a 28-year-old subsistence farmer. Mutinta fell in love with dreams of marriage, children and a better life, but her new husband came with two other wives.