Post Tagged with: "Africa"

Diplomatic Official Calls for Nuanced Approach to African Politics

Michael Pelletier (SFS ’86), deputy assistant secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs in the U.S. State Department, argued for a nuanced interpretation of growing turmoil caused by violent extremism in West Africa on Monday afternoon. Pelletier discussed the recent strife in[Read More…]

by February 13, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

Gates Foundation, GU Partner in Africa

The Georgetown University Medical Center’s Institute of Reproductive Health was the recipient of a $2.8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in early December to fund a project focused on using fertility awareness-based family planning methods in sub-Saharan Africa. The program, officially called the A3 Project: Expanding[Read More…]

by January 21, 2013 0 comments City News, News
Invisible Children Co-Founder Addresses Controversy

Invisible Children Co-Founder Addresses Controversy

  In the wake of the viral popularity and ensuing controversy surrounding the KONY 2012 campaign, Co-founder of Invisible Children Bobby Bailey spoke about the roots of the organization Monday evening.   Bailey made his first trip to Africa more than a decade ago with the intention of filming a[Read More…]

by April 17, 2012 0 comments News

BERHIE: Value Dignity Over Development

Ethiopia appears to be a haven of peace and prosperity in Africa right now. At least compared to the recent front-page news of al-Shabaab’s official alignment with al-Qaeda, the terrorization of the Arabian Sea by Somali pirates and the cruel drought throughout East Africa. Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has[Read More…]

by February 13, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

Devastation in the Wake of Progress: The Tragedy of the African Famine

In the past decade African countries have made tremendous progress in a variety of developmental areas. After years of seeming hopeless, they now bound among the nations with the fastest growing economies.  It is quite shameful then, to witness a famine in the eastern horn on the continent in this[Read More…]

by October 2, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Tripathi: Gay Rights in Uganda at a Crisis Point

Uganda has not enjoyed an easy independence. Following a hurried British exit in 1962, the country suffered under the vicious regime of Idi Amin, whose berserk dictates and rulings terrorized a population already beaten by economic and political failure. Uganda remains so poor and broken that today 31 percent of[Read More…]

by February 15, 2011 0 comments Opinion
Campus Spotlight // 2.11.11

Campus Spotlight // 2.11.11

The Hoyas Global Initiative began as a promise. Several Georgetown students, now alumni, made a commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative to start a club on campus that followed CGI’s model — that even small actions from individuals can have a large impact. Today, Hoyas Global Initiative continues to organize[Read More…]

by February 11, 2011 0 comments The Guide

New Peace Strategies in DRC

On Oct. 11, French authorities detained indicted war criminal Callixte Mbarushimana, the head of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, a Hutu militia group operating in the eastern Congo. He was arrested in Paris on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. This arrest represents one[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Opinion