Topic: Achille Mbembe
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Many African leaders share China's viewpoint that national sovereignty is more important than human rights and democracy.
04/14/2011 12:04 pm
The winds of change that swept aside Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali have swiftly blown east to test the long-serving leaders of Egypt, Yemen, and Jordan. Yet if these winds can blow east across North Africa to the Middle East, can't they also blow south to sub-Saharan Africa? Surely there are plenty of dictators in Africa's other countries who have outworn their welcome after 20-plus years in power? Perhaps, but different societies respond to the same conditions in very different ways, and the 53 countries of the African continent each has its own social structure and attitudes toward those in power. Here are four reasons why, despite the massive protests in North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa remains silent.
01/31/2011 03:46 pm
French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday brought a number of new proposals to boost business ties with Africa during the 25th Africa-France Summit in Nice, France.
06/01/2010 01:35 pm
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived in Nairobi Tuesday for talks.
01/16/2008 12:00 am