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Israeli Delegation on Eight Day Official Tour of Five African Countries

The Israeli Foreign Minister, Mr Avigdor Liberman is expected in Accra on Monday, as part of an eight-day official tour of 5 African countries, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda. A statement issued and signed by Mr William Anani-Abotsi, Assistant Director of Information and Public Affairs Bureau at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional […]

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Gabonese People Vote for a New President

The Gabonese people went to the polls today to vote for a new President following the death of the world’s longest serving President- Omar Bongo.  In the pool of 23 candidates, is the son of the former President – Ali-Ben Bongo Ondimba who is favored to win. Ali-Ben Bongo Ondimba, is a 50 year old […]

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U.S. Congressional Delegation Begins Four Nation Africa Trade Mission

Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL) who we interviewed recently, will lead a congressional delegation to Africa on a four-nation tour aimed at increasing trade, commerce and investment in Africa and strengthening U.S.- Africa business relationships with American exporters and minority- and women-owned enterprises. Rush, chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection on Energy […]

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Hillary Clinton’s 7 Country Africa Tour

The Obama Administration is sending strong signals to African stakeholders that it will engage Africa and African Governments with more fervor than ever before and as equal partners. In a briefing today, Ambassador Johnnie Carson, who is the Administration’s lead man on Africa policy, said “I hope the United States is not lecturing anyone but […]

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Obama’s Seeds for African Agriculture

The United States, several West African nations and other developing countries are locked in a stalemate over US cotton subsidies preventing the completion of the Doha Round of global trade negotiations. 6.8 billion people await the passage of this accord and the confidence it will provide to jittery markets and economies in crisis. Collectively, American […]

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Interview with Congressman Bobby Rush, Co-Chair of the Africa Partnership for Economic Growth Caucus (APEGc)

U. S. Congressman Bobby L. Rush is a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the first congressional district of Illinois and is one of the senior Members of the powerful  Committee on Energy and Commerce.  He is also the Chairman of the Commerce,  Trade and Consumer Protection Subcommittee.  Given his position and experience, he […]

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Liberia Woos Chinese Investors

The Liberian Government is taking a proactive approach towards attracting foreign direct investment to their country. Just last week, a high level delegation led by Vice President Joseph Boakai went to China. The delegation held a series of discussions with Chinese officials aimed at further strengthening trade ties between the two countries. During discussions with […]

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President Obama Speaks to Africa

On Saturday, the President capped his three nation tour with a speech clearly directed at all of Africa. The speech, delivered in Accra to Ghanian parliamentarians was well recieved accross the continent. In the speech, he laid out his vision for human rights and democracy in Africa’s future, and he described what America’s role in […]

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Kenya’s Parliament goes Digital on the Orange Network

Telkom Kenya has announced an agreement to provide a digitization solution to all Kenyan Members of Parliament. The deal, sealed today by Telkom Kenya Chief Executive Officer Dominique Saint-Jean and the Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Kenneth Marende, will see the 222 elected MPs get connected electronically. The agreement covers provision of laptops and […]

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Obama’s Trip to Ghana

We’re getting a better sense into how the Obama Administration will manage the ‘Africa Portfolio’, as President Obama begins the first leg of a trip to Russia, Italy and Ghana, today. According to the White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, ‘The president caps the trip in Ghana, a West African country that has emerged as […]

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