President Obama to meet with 50 African Heads of State

Events  |  07.21.14   By Motaroki

U.S. Africa Leaders SummitWashington D.C. is abuzz with Africanists from the policy world, business community and Diaspora getting ready for 50 African Heads of State and their delegations to descend on the US Capitol to attend President Obama’s historic U.S. Africa Leaders Summit. According to the White House, “This Summit, the largest event any U.S. President has held with African heads of state and government, will build on the President’s trip to Africa in the summer of 2013 and it will strengthen ties between the United States and one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest growing regions.” Continue reading »

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Politics Vs. Public Service

East Africa  |  03.03.13   By Motaroki

Kenya_DebateAs I watch the pre-election coverage in Kenya, I hear the recurring theme of public service and I ask myself what public service really is and if our leaders are really public servants.

My immediate thoughts are that public servants are a rare and few breed, if you will. When I think of public servants, I think of selfless individuals that are stewards of policy and services for the everyday person in their constituencies. Continue reading »

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Kenya Hosts its First Presidential Debate

East Africa  |  02.11.13   By Motaroki

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Kenyans around the world are excited at the prospect of getting to indirectly interview their Presidential Candidates.  While Kenya still has a long way to go, before politics is governed primarily by issues versus tribal affiliation, this debate signals that the politics is evolving into a more transparent and policy based process. Continue reading »

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Sudden Death of Malawi’s President puts Country in Crisis Mode

Malawi  |  04.06.12   By Motaroki

President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi has succumbed to a heart attack suffered on online canadian pharmacy Thursday, its being reported. There were questions to weather he really was dead since no official announcement has been made as of 8 am GMT. Continue reading »

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United States Blocks Entry into US for Malian Junta Sympathizers

Elections  |  04.04.12   By Motaroki

The United States today imposed restrictions on travel to the United States on persons and the immediate

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family of persons who block Mali’s return to civilian rule and a democratically elected government. Continue reading »

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Senegal Elects New President

Elections  |  03.26.12   By Motaroki


Yesterday, the people of Senegal

exercised their rights and made their voices heard through a peaceful, democratic election. They overwhelmingly cialis without prescription voted in Macky Sall, a former protege of immediate outgoing President Abdoulaye Wade who governed the country for 12 years. Continue reading »

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African Think Tanks on the Rise

African Union  |  02.03.12   By Motaroki

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A recently released report ranking the world’s think tanks shows that African think tanks are on the rise and are in some cases ranking with the best of the best when it comes to public policy research and civic engagement. Continue reading »

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African Union will now Support Kenyan War with Al-Shabaab

Uncategorized  |  11.17.11   By Motaroki

dnarmy2110aThe Kenya Defense Forces now have Pan African backing for their war against the self professed Terrorist organization, Al-Shabaab.  The African Union will more than double their forces in the country and expand their peace keeping role to include combat.  Uganda has also unilaterally committed troops to fight alongside the Kenyans.   Continue reading »

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British PMs Party Releases East Africa Famine Appeal Video

East Africa  |  11.10.11   By Motaroki

conservative partyDavid Cameron’s Conservative party recently released a video on behalf of victims of the historical drought that is affecting millions in East

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Africa.  In the video they bring attention to the more than 12 million people across 4 countries affected by this devastating drought.  Party politicians emphasize the immediate need for food, shelter and medical attention and make it clear that they have lead by example by contributing to the East Africa Appeal.  British Premier David Cameron anchors the video appeal by calling on Britons to donate online to the East Africa Appeal.  Continue reading »

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Launch of Working Group on Trade and Investment in Africa

US Africa Trade  |  11.02.11   By Motaroki

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The First Quarterly meeting between American Private and Public Sector Stakeholders and the African Diplomatic Corps in Washington served as a springboard to launch the Working Group on Trade and Investment in Africa (WGTIA). The Africa Partnership for Economic Growth Caucus (APEGC) co-Chaired by The Honorable Bobby L. Rush, the Ranking Member of the Energy and Power House Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee and The Honorable Donald M. Payne, the Ranking Member of House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights, were hosts. Continue reading »

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