Clinton Into Africa

Secretary of State Clinton’s visit to the continent is welcome, but more needs to be done. Africa is a continent whose news coverage in the United States has been primarily dedicated to its characteristic proliferation of diseases, civil wars, and poverty. It was about time for it to be cast in a more positive light,  as something more than a crises hotbed. By sending Hillary Clinton on an 11-day tour of seven African nations last month, the U.S. government at last conversed with Africa in a dialogue that does not consist of oh-pity-them. The symbolic value of Clinton’s visit is …






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