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Uganda Should Consult Ghana on Oil

January 30, 2010


Originally published in GlobalPost: KAMPALA, Uganda — In 2009, Uganda discovered oil reserves in its side of the Lake Albert Rift Basin that could place it in the ranks of major African producers such as Chad and Equatorial Guinea. The oil discovery — optimistic estimates place it at 2 billion barrels — is just a […]

DR Congo Must Reform Its Security Forces

January 6, 2010


Originally published in GlobalPost: TYAZO, Rwanda — On Dec. 23, the United Nations Security Council renewed the mandate of its peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It should have allowed the force’s mandate to lapse. The 20,000-strong force in DRC, known as MONUC (for the French of United Nations Mission in the Democratic […]

Africa's Big Issues for 2010

January 2, 2010


Originally published in GlobalPost: TYAZO, Rwanda — Africa tends to burst into international news whenever a new conflict starts or an old one resurges. Africans across the continent lament this crisis coverage, complaining that the positive trends and stories in Africa go unnoticed. However in June 2010, the soccer World Cup will descend on South […]