The Defense and State departments cite public diplomacy as an essential element of AFRICOM. But can and should the U.S. military engage in public diplomacy?

As part of its investigation into hard power and public diplomacy CPD co-hosted a conference on AFRICOM. The proceedings of this conference were published as was the policy brief presented in Washington D.C. 

Kufuor said that the move was to immortalise Mr Bush for his contribution towards the development and warefare of the people of Ghana and Africa at large.

February 18, 2008

The aim of the event which is the first of its kind in Hungary, according to Mr. Daniel Israel, the President of Afromopicx, is to provide an environment where married couples could have fun, deepen their relationship, and especially promote multicultural event.

The Africa trip is meant to highlight the administration's work on AIDS and Malaria. Bush's former speech writer Michael Gerson says the Bush years should be known for its soft power approach in Africa.

USC Center on Public Diplomacy Research Associate Gbemisola Olujobi sheds light on one of the pejorative images that has come to define Africa in the eyes of many around the world.

Corruption goes by many names in Africa -- "kola," "egunje," "maslaha," "kompo," "kitu-kidogo," "tikoko," "toshiyar-baki," "sweetener," etc. Everyone recognizes it as a gangrenous evil. Sometimes, however, the line between wrongdoing and the done thing tends to be...a little fuzzy.

December 1, 2006

What is disaster pornography? Africans define it as the Western media’s habit of blacking out Africa’s stock markets, high rises, internet cafes, cell phones, heart surgeries, soaring literacy and increasing democratization, while gleefully parading her genocides, armed conflicts, child soldiers, foreign debts, hunger, disease, and backwardness.