If we want to see democracy in developing nations, we need to help them to reposition themselves – by promoting trade, boosting tourism, and winning allies diplomatically. That can only be done by skilled communications, promoting the best aspects of these nations to the stakeholders that matter.

Many of Africa’s leaders have spent part of their summer shuttling between capitals, congratulating one another on 50 years of independence. One capital they will not be visiting together is Washington.

Thirty-three journalists from the Maghreb region of Africa, including Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia, entered into sometimes impassioned debate during the third annual Writers Workshop, July 29 - August 1 at the U.S. Embassy in Tunis.

As Kenya takes a step in a positive direction, its trajectory from violence and complete institutional breakdown to slow but constructive change should be an opportunity for the international community and United States to evaluate the potential and limitations of preventive diplomacy as a concrete foreign policy tool.

In addition to state diplomacy, there are also many other dynamic activities to accelerate relations between enterprises from Vietnam and Africa, and between Vietnamese and African people in the fields of culture, sports and education.

President Barack Obama hosted a group of young African business and civil leaders at the White House on Tuesday, part of his administration's outreach to a region of the world often overlooked at the top levels of U.S. diplomacy.

August 3, 2010

So what if Hillary Clinton's "21st Century Statecraft" isn’t exactly reinventing international relations for the information age? It's still a worthy endeavor.

No fewer than 120 selected African youths, including three Nigerians, will participate in the United States President Barrack Obama’s 2010 Forum with Young African Leaders in Washington DC, in August, APA learns here.