Category: Charles Stith

Obama out to woo African leaders at Washington summit

August 3rd, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, Charles Stith, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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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…

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“This is the first time a US president has convened that many African leaders.”

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US mulling partnership with China in Congo Inga 3 dam project

February 16th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, Charles Stith, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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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…

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“The US and China need not compete over Africa, but can co-operate in developing the continent.”

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Ambassador Charles Stith On MLK

January 20th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, Charles Stith, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, WBUR 0 comments

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Martin Luther King Jr. remembered in Boston

January 20th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Centers & Institutes in the News, Charles Stith, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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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…

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“You don’t have to lead a movement. You need to be faithful in the moment.”

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US mulling partnership with China in Congo Inga 3 dam project

January 20th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, Charles Stith, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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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…

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Men who met Mandela awed by his presence

December 7th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Herald, Centers & Institutes in the News, Charles Stith, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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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…

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“My first reaction was a sense of sadness, first for the family, of course. For us he was an iconic figure, but within the context of his family he was a father, a grandfather and a great-grandfather.”

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Bostonians honor Freedom Fighter

December 6th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, Charles Stith, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, WCVB 0 comments

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Nelson Mandela’s death is touching people around the globe.

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Mass. residents remember Nelson Mandela’s visits

December 5th, 2013 in 2013, Charles Stith, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, NECN, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Former Ambassador Defends Obama’s NSA Spying Program

November 13th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, Charles Stith, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Charles Stith, College of Arts & Sciences, African Presidential Center

A month after then-President Bill Clinton appointed Charles R. Stith as his new ambassador to Tanzania, the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam was bombed by Al Qaeda…

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Can The International Criminal Court Stay Relevant?

October 29th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, Charles Stith, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, WBUR 0 comments

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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…

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