Sunday, August 2, 2009

Quote in McClatchy story on Hillary Clinton

I was interviewed by Shashank Bengali of McClatchy Newspapers (and the blog Somewhere in Africa) in his article "On Africa visit, Clinton won't shy away from thorny issues." Here is my quote (in the final paragraph of the article):
"The administration is placing more responsibility on Africans themselves for resolving their problems and improving economic development," said David H. Shinn, a former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia. "Having said that, I believe the secretary's visit will produce some 'good cop' rhetoric to offset the 'tough cop' remarks of the president."
You can view the entire article here, and it appears in a variety of publications, including the Miami Herald, the Kansas City Star, and the Sacramento Bee.

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