Despite the rhetoric and Obama's enormous popularity on the continent, the new administration hasn't yet shown it has the stomach to stand up to Africa's strongmen. As David Shinn, a longtime U.S. diplomat in Africa pointed out in an interview with McClatchy's, Clinton looks set to play the "good cop" and smooth any feathers Obama may have ruffled in Ghana.The article is accessible here.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I was mentioned in Jason McLure's web-exclusive "Tough Talk: Barack Obama hasn't stood up to Africa's despots" in Newsweek. Here's the relevant paragraph: