Category: Charles Stith

Obama out to woo African leaders at Washington summit

South China Morning Post Charles Stith, College of Arts & Sciences, African Presidential Center President Barack Obama is rolling out his country’s most ambitious courtship of Africa in a bid to revive declining American economic influence on a continent where US spending power is overshadowed by China… Expert quote: “This is the first time a […]

US mulling partnership with China in Congo Inga 3 dam project

South China Morning Post Charles Stith, College of Arts & Sciences, African Presidential Center In an unusual move, the US government is considering partnering with Chinese state firms in financing the US$12 billion Inga 3 dam in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the world’s costliest and possibly most controversial dams… Expert quote: “The […]

Martin Luther King Jr. remembered in Boston

Boston Globe (subscription required) Charles Stith, College of Arts & Sciences, African Presidential Center Pastors and politicians gathered at a breakfast in Boston today to commemorate the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and challenge attendees to help realize King’s dream of a better society… Expert quote: “You don’t have to lead a […]

US mulling partnership with China in Congo Inga 3 dam project

South China Morning Post Charles Stith, College of Arts & Sciences, African Presidential Center In an unusual move, the US government is considering partnering with Chinese state firms in financing the US$12 billion Inga 3 dam in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the world’s costliest and possibly most controversial dams… View full article

Men who met Mandela awed by his presence

Boston Herald Charles Stith, College of Arts & Sciences, African Presidential Center As the world prepares a momentous final goodbye to global peace activist Nelson Mandela, Bostonians yesterday continued to recall a man who inspired them — and a city — during his historic visit here… Expert quote: “My first reaction was a sense of […]

Can The International Criminal Court Stay Relevant?

WBUR “Cognoscenti” By Charles Stith, College of Arts & Sciences, African Presidential Center When the International Criminal Court ordered Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to appear in The Hague next month to answer charges of crimes against humanity, foreign ministers from African Union nations protested… View full article