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Africa losing out on billions in trade: World Bank

Africa is losing out on billions of dollars in potential earnings every year because of high trade barriers on the continent, the World Bank said Tuesday. “It is easier for Africa to trade with the rest of the world than with itself,” the World Bank said in releasing a new…

U.S. fighter jet crashes in rebel-held Libya

LONDON (Reuters) – A U.S. Air Force F-15E fighter jet crashed in Libya overnight after apparent mechanical failure but its crew were safe, a spokesman for the U.S. military Africa Command said on Tuesday. Libyan rebels rescued the pilot after he ejected from the warplane which came down near the…

Intervening Irony

Although I support the idea of intervening to stop atrocities in Africa, perhaps Phyllis Chesler could have figured out a better way to press Obama on it than “How are you going to convince your supporters not to hate black people?“ The recent “Bush loves Africa” push on the part…

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