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Africa Needs Economic Development, Not More Guns

A recent New York Times article brought Russia’s increasing military engagement in Africa into sharp focus. Across the continent, several governments are
April 4, 2019
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The Elusive Green Grass

During one of my recent visits to Ghana, a friend of mine who has never been to America asked me
March 28, 2019
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The Condemnation of Drew Brees Was Over the Top

As we wage the fight for racial justice, it is crucially important for the black community to keep in mind
June 7, 2020
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The Cruelty of Haitian Corruption

Following the Haitian Revolution that ended in 1804, France, the colonial power, reportedly demanded today’s equivalent of $21 billion from
December 15, 2019
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Running Out of Excuses

At what point can a person afford not to steal? I think about this question often, particularly in regard to
October 28, 2019
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It’s Time to End the Geopolitical Paternalism

The Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union created a bipolarity within which pretty much every country in
August 25, 2019
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Tarnishing the Image of Democracy

In March 2016, a month after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away, President Barack Obama nominated Judge Merrick
August 5, 2019
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What Is the Real Story in Venezuela?

“Venezuela is now a world leader in the production of desperation,” says Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson in a recent
July 28, 2019
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I Must Look in the Mirror Myself

Perhaps more than colonialism, most emigrants like me from Africa routinely blame corruption for much of the continent’s current ills.
July 20, 2019
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How Should the Libya Intervention Be Judged?

Libya’s descent into chaos following the ouster and killing of its longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi has led to widespread condemnation
July 7, 2019
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A Risky Proposition

Dambisa Moyo’s Edge of Chaos has generated quite a bit of controversy since its publication last year. In the book,
June 30, 2019
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Who Was Doing the Selling?

In my middle school history class in Ghana, my teacher once made a passing comment that between the 16th and
June 3, 2019

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