Africa News

Tackling Youth Unemployment in Kenya

Sep 15, 2010
Kenya's youth unemployment rate stands at 65%, among the highest in the world. OSI New African Voices Scholar Margaret Wamuyu Muthee explains why Kenya must either find a solution before its 2012 elections fast-approaching or risk renewed violence.

Accelerating Action Against Child Labor

Jun 08, 2010
In 2006, the International Labor Organization laid out a Global Action Plan designed to eliminate the worst forms of child labor by 2016. Four years later, the report shows mixed results. On May 25, the Africa Program hosted a roundtable event to discuss the latest report and to outline the work that lies ahead.

Leadership Project joins Spectrum Media for Jointly Proposed Documentary Film on Peacebuilding in Burundi

May 25, 2010
The Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and Spectrum Media, Boston, have jointly proposed to produce a documentary film on the peacebuilding process in Burundi.

Central Africa: Build Cohesion in Divided Societies, Urges U.S. Envoy

Nov 09, 2009
The American government's new special adviser on the Great Lakes region, Howard Wolpe, discusses how the Obama administration could improve its diplomacy and strengthen peace-building in Central Africa.

Steve McDonald Discusses Secretary Clinton's Africa Tour

Aug 11, 2009
During Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's 11-day, seven-country trip across Africa, Africa Program Consulting Director Steve McDonald examined the tour's significance on Voice of America's Encounter program.

Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson Writes About Secretary Clinton's Trip to Africa

Aug 06, 2009
Secretary Carson writes: "Coming back to Kenya is a bit like coming home. After all, I spent four years here (1999-2003) as U.S. Ambassador, and I grew to love the country. It's hard not to. Kenya's spectacular beauty ranges from lofty mountains to the lush shores of Lake Victoria to the open savanna filled with wildlife to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean." Read full posting.

Envoy Hails Clinton's Trip to Africa, Focus On Hunger, AGOA

Aug 01, 2009
Clinton will emphasize the need to provide lasting food security by improving the continent's agricultural sector with American help.

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