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More money for the military

The Pentagon is expanding the reach and role of its new Africa command after a shaky start

The United States’ military strategy in Africa, much criticised under President George W. Bush, looks much the same over a year after the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Th...


Who’s who in Africom

Theresa Whelan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for African Affairs, General William ‘Kip’ Ward, Commander, Africom, Anthony Holmes, Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Militar...


Warriors and diplomats

The United States Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany, represents a remarkable shift in policy over little more than a decade. In 1995, a Defense Department memorandum concluded t...


American airlift

When United States special forces landed near the Shabaab-held Somalian town of Barawe to assassinate and carry off several members of the Al Shabaab jihadist group on 12 Septembe...


An American road to Khartoum

The road to Sudan is littered with the United States' special envoys and the most criticised, Scott Gration, is determined not to join the list of those who failed to persuade the ...


Let my people go

Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) will ask the United States to release a Somali terrorist suspect from Guantánamo Bay. Ismail Mahmoud Mohamed was a friend of ...


Washington backs the TFG

Even before President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed of Somalia met United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the first leg of her seven-nation African tour, Washington had m...


Barack Obama launches his agenda in Ghana

The African audience hopes that President Obama's declared Africa policy will be both distinctive and practicable

As in so many areas the expectations are that President Barack Obama's Africa policy will be a break with the past. In some respects, the President's decision to sketch out an Afri...


Obama's akwaaba moment

John Atta Mills welcomes the first African-American US President and his entourage to Ghana amid hopes for US investment and cooperation

The wet and windy weather of Ghana's rainy season will not dampen the warm welcome for United States President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle on 10-11 July. The governing Natio...


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