The Africa theater explores the African continent, minus the largely Islamic regions of North Africa.
We’re looking for volunteers to help direct this theater. If interested, please contact us.
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(We’re looking, in particular, for suggestions about the most influential expressions about America from Africa; tell us what should be in our archives, and why, in the Africa – Founders section of our forums.)
• Timeline: Which events belong?
• South Africa too American to Lead?
NEW TO THE ARCHIVES
• “Not Our Big Brother,” by Hannatu Musawa
Courting Africa: From Tyrants to Turbines
What is Africa’s problem? To many, it is power and the failure to use, manage and transfer it peacefully.
So it is not surprising that last week’s US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington focused extensively on power in Africa — only that the focus was on electricity, not the continent’s politics.
The biggest announcement from Washington was that private US companies had agreed to invest $14 billion in US Power Africa, an initiative by President Barack Obama’s Administration to increase electricity output and access on the continent.
Power Africa, which started in 2013 with $7 billion over five years, now has more than $26 billion in promised funding. It has attracted the support of the World Bank (whose President Jim Yong Kim has thrown in $5 billion in cash, guarantees and advisory services) and the Swedish government ($300 million).