As I struggle to come to terms with the current state of gender politics in my own country, I am looking to Africa for inspiration, where many countries are actually making steps to bring women into positions of public leadership. Seven African countries make the top twenty of Inter-Parliamentary Union’s statistical rankings on the percentage… Continue reading My Year with Four Female African Presidents: Learning by Example from #Africanwomenleaders Promoting #GenderEquality
Just a few days ago, USC’s African Global Economic and Development Summit announced that it lost 100 attendees from Sierra Leone, Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia and South Africa — 100% of its African registrants — due to refusal of visas. In other words: a summit about development in Africa had no Africans in attendance because… Continue reading #Resist Xenophobia: How We Can Make the US More Inclusive to Africans
Cher Dakar, Cela fait trois mois que je suis parti et Dieu seul sait combien tu me manques ! elle me manque ta brise océanique que j’apprécie en dégustant un verre Chez Abdou, les wahale chaque fois pour prendre un taxi, et les conversations qui suivent sur les formes préférées de thiep, écouter funana, mbalakh ,… Continue reading Mes Remerciements à #Dakar !
Dear Dakar, It’s been three months since I left, and boy do I miss you! I miss your ocean breeze while enjoying a drink at Chez Abdou, the wahale every time to get into a taxi, then the following conversations about our favorite kind of thiep, hearing funana, mbalakh , kuduro and of course the… Continue reading A thank you note to #Dakar!
It's that time again when Americans from all socio political backgrounds go to the voting stations to elect the person they believe will drive significant change in our country. But what many of us don’t necessarily realize is that the next American president has the chance to pave not only the future of the United… Continue reading Why the #USelections are also Africa’s (and the world’s)
In my Quaker high school, George School, we were taught all of our subjects within the framework of believing the world and society can be different. George School seeks to develop citizen scholars committed to openness in the pursuit of truth, to service and peace, and to the faithful stewardship of the earth. This education… Continue reading Why Americans should care about improving #education in Africa
Internet penetration is rapidly growing in Africa, particularly in countries such as Nigeria , Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, and Morocco. People recognize it as an entry way to the world, where anyone can publish something, whether it be a thought provoking article or a new cultural statement, and possibly have instant fame. In professional office… Continue reading Linking In to Economic Opportunities in #Africa