CPD Spotlight on Africa

To coincide with this week's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. hosted by President Obama, CPD has put together some of our key materials over the years touching on public diplomacy in and by African countries.

A Cautionary Tale of Soft Power Promotion
(Jul 2014) A review of Howard French's book on China's investment in Africa.

Film Festival Diplomacy in Nigeria: A CPD Interview with Eko Film Festival Founder Hope Obioma Opara
(Apr 2014) Watch as Hope Obioma Opara, founder of Nigeria's Eko Film Festival, sat with CPD to discuss the power of culture and the arts on the world stage. 

PASSOP: A Non-Profit Organization for Refugees' Rights in South Africa
(Summer 2014) In this interview for Public Diplomacy Magazine, PASSOP's Guillain Koko discusses LGBT refugees in South Africa.

Imposing Western Values in Africa: Public Diplomacy and the Homosexuality Debate
(Feb 2014) A CPD Blogger from Nigeria questions the right of Western countries to promote acceptance of homosexuality as a human right.

The African Frontier in Humanitarian and Development Work
(Jan 2014) Senem Cevik outlines Turkey's African initiative.

Conflicting Narratives in South Africa
(Apr 2013) Jennifer Yael Green explores the shifting nature of South Africa's international image. 

The South African Pavilion: Co-branding with FIFA World Cup (Videoblog)
(Jun 2010) Watch South Africa's Consul General in Shanghai discuss his nation's branding efforts at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

America's New Approach to Africa: Africom and Public Diplomacy
(Sept 2009) This first issue of CPD Perspectives tackles the establishment of the U.S. military command.

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