My wife and I, both American citizens, decided to work with a fertility clinic in Ghana in an attempt to have a child. Our reasons are a little complicated but not particularly relevant to what I have to say. We worked with an excellent clinic called Medifem in Accra, where we traveled in February.
US deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen on Wednesday announced at the opening ceremony of the U.S.-Africa Business Summit on Wednesday in Maputo, that the Trump administration message to Africa is simple and blunt:”
My relationship to my ancestral home is complicated yet precious.
By Itoro Udofia
People often assume I was not born and raised in the United States. As a child of Nigerian immigrants bearing an indigenous name, and with features etched from another land, I have never felt like I fully belong here.
By Michael Arthur Raynor, US Ambassador to Ethiopia
At this time last year, I spoke about the incredible promise of the reform efforts under His Excellency Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed, and the unprecedented opportunity for Ethiopia to build a prosperous, peaceful, and democratic future. I’m excited by the many gains since then, and remain firm in my optimism today. Continue reading “U.S. Ambassador Reflects on Ethiopia’s Transition”
You can’t find many success stories in the United States’ sour, sullen relationship with Egypt over the past decade. Mostly it has been a tale of mutual suspicion, thanks to erratic U.S. policy and growing Egyptian political repression.
But talking with Amal Enan, a 33-year-old Egyptian economist, you realize what a healthy relationship could accomplish. She runs the Cairo office of an innovative, little-noticed development project that’s quietly backed by the two governments, known as the Egyptian-American Enterprise Fund.
According to United Nations projections, by the end of this century, Africa will be home to one of every three people on the planet and to five of the world’s 10 largest cities, including the largest — Lagos, Nigeria.
Ethiopia is the latest nation where an international aviation accident is in sharp focus, but the country itself is treated merely as the hazy backdrop and tragic context for a larger geopolitical story.
This one involves Boeing, China trade wars, and the credibility of American regulatory institutions.
All important stories, for sure, but Ethiopia is more than the tragically fatal scene of a plane crash. With more than 100 million people, Ethiopia is the second most populous African nation after Nigeria. Landlocked Ethiopia is also the continent’s fastest growing economy with arguably its most dynamic young leader.