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Obama Ghana Trip

My Africa

Dee Poku-Spalding | Posted 10.05.2011 | Black Voices
Dee Poku-Spalding

When people who look like you fill the influential roles in society, the heads of state, the judges, the doctors and the bankers, nothing feels impossible or out of reach.

The Abolition of Slavery -- We Have Come a Long Way, or Not?

Diana Mao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Diana Mao

As I walked through the Cape Coast Castle, I realized that the slavery of centuries ago is not very different from modern day slavery -- the gross violation of human rights and the apathy of the masses towards their plight.

Despite Obama in Ghana, a Bad Month for African Democracy

Todd Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Moss

In Mauritania the vote was so obviously suspicious that the electoral chief resigned and the opposition rejected the results.

Maternal Mortality Gets Obama Spotlight While Aid Dollars Decline

WideAngle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A roomful of pregnant women waiting for their prenatal care appointments at La General Hospital in Accra, Ghana, got a treat on Saturday when Presiden...

How Obama's Ghana Visit Sets A New Tone In US-Africa Relations

Kyle Hotchkiss Carone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kyle Hotchkiss Carone

The mere presence of a black U.S. president on Ghanaian soil, speaking to Ghanaian people about Ghanaian problems, marks a welcome rekindling of discourse between blacks throughout the diaspora.

Obama in Ghana: Time to End Tied Aid

David Gartner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Gartner

Virtually all food assistance provided by the United States to Africa is required to be produced and packaged here and shipped on U.S. flagged vessels halfway around the world.

Promoting Democracy in Africa Requires Investing in the Next Generation

Sharon L. Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sharon L. Camp

Ghana provides two keys as to how best to target the continent's scarce resources to maximize impact. First, invest in young people. Second, do this through strong private-public partnerships.

Obama Ghana Trip: No Speech | JOSH GERSTEIN | | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It might seem like a moment just too good for the White House to pass up America's first black president, on his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa, loo...

Obama Ghana Trip In July Causes Excitement, Speculation | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Just over six months since a change in Ghana's administration following peaceful elections in December 2008 and, coincidentally, six months since the ...