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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...


Ghana's DC dividend

Expectations are high in Accra that its hosting of President Barack Obama will prompt a rush of United States investment and assistance for Ghana and the region. Even sober policy-...


Hanging tough

African governments sense a new toughness in Washington’s Africa policy, a month before President Barack Obama’s state visit to Ghana on 10-11 July, officials have told Africa Con...


The Halliburton trials

Weeks after Information Minister Dora Akunyili announced a campaign to rehabilitate Nigeria’s international image, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua’s government faces the strongest te...


Tesler trapped

Officers from Britain’s Serious Fraud Office arrested lawyer Jeffrey Tesler, 60, at his offices in Tottenham in London on 5 March in a move that will widen the international invest...


No longer at ease

In the last months of President George Walker Bush's reign, US officials pressed the Khartoum regime over Darfur and Abyei by telling leaders, 'If you think we're tough, wait till ...


Obama rings the changes

African citizens enthuse about the prospect of an Obama presidency, but their governments are much more cautious

A victory for Barack Obama in the United States Presidential elections on 4 November would be greeted with a roar of approval across Africa and the diaspora. For many, it would be ...


Diplomats on the campaign trail

Barack Obama is taking no chances on foreign policy, seen as one of his weaknesses against Senator John McCain who has been in Congress since 1983.

There some 300 foreign policy advisors working on Barack Obama's campaign, about 50 on Africa alone; this compares to about 50 advisors on all foreign policy for McCain’s campaign....


Alarmed allies

The United States government's facility for ignoring the crimes of its allies in the 'Global War on Terror' is again being challenged, this time from the inside. On 22 September,...


Exorcising demons

The United States Republican Party seems eager to rival the African credentials of Democratic contender Barack Obama with its international links. The Republicans’ Vice-Presidentia...


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