Tag: Africa
hisham-matar-2011-03-21
Interview
Airdate: March 21, 2011

Outspoken Qaddafi critic, son of a Libyan political dissident and noted novelist explains why the West’s past embrace of Libya’s leader constituted ‘diplomatic negligence.’

ralph-ziman-2010-06-11
Interview
Airdate: June 11, 2010

Johannesburg native and writer-director of the Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema comments on life in South Africa after Nelson Mandela.

SeanBrooks_RS
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
April 21st, 2010

This is an excerpt from a post first published at the Progressive Policy Institute. Millions of Sudanese have just finished voting in their country’s first multiparty elections in 24 years. Election officials estimate that, in a relatively peaceful process, turnout of registered voters exceeded 70 percent nationwide, including up to 55 percent in one state [...]

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
January 18th, 2010

This post is from Reese’s travels to Somalia. The East African nation has been devastated by factional fighting that has lasted for two decades and has been without a functioning central government since 1991. About 1.5 million of Somalia’s people are internally displaced. The sun burned my skin through my t-shirt and the ocean wind [...]

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
September 22nd, 2009

This excerpt is from a post first published at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. Powell is blogging while in South Africa. GRAHAMSTOWN, South Africa – Here in South Africa, the downfall of apartheid, the first multi-racial election in 1993 and the victory at the ballot box of the formerly outlawed African National Congress remains [...]

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