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How Obama Disappointed Africa

(Politico) – Beneath the ecstatic welcome President Barack Obama will receive when he arrives in his father’s homeland of Kenya on Friday is a lingering sense of disappointment. More than the first black president, he’s the first African-American U.S. president, and that’s accentuated a frustration among […read more]

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West Africa: Next Big Deal in Oil?

LONDON (UPI) – With the right investment strategies, the emerging offshore oil prospects in West Africa could be the industry’s next big deal, an executive leader said. West Africa has drawn interest from international energy companies eager to tap into unexploited reserves. Africa-focused Tullow Oil is […read more]

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The Dominican Time Bomb

(New York Times) – In early 2006, my first long-term overseas posting as a journalist took me to the Dominican Republic. From my new home in Santo Domingo, I planned to write about tourism, baseball, corruption and drug trafficking, while working on my Spanish. If […read more]