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Al-Qaida growing in Africa

U.S. defense and counerterrorism officials say al-Qaida’s terror network is growing in both strength and numbers in North Africa, threatening to destablize the Sahara region.  International relations Prof. Charles Stith, a former U.S. ambassador to Tanzania who direct’s BU’s African Presidential Archives and Research Center, says it’s in America’s interest to help development in Africa. “Africa is […]

Somali pirate incident points to wider need

International Relations Professor Charles Stith, director of the African Presidential Archives and Research Center and a former U.S. ambassador to Tanzania, says in a Boston Globe op-ed that the Somali pirates’ incident was more than just a superb police action.  It’s also a wake-up call for the U.S. to forge a comprehensive diplomatic and military […]

“Africa is a continent and not a country”

Former two-term President Festus Mogae of Botswana, beginning his stint as the sixth African President in Residence at BU’s African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC), talks in a BU Today interview about what he hopes to accomplish during his three-month residency on the Charles River campus.

African democracies await “enlightened” Obama administration

International Relations Professor Charles Stith, director of the African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC) and former U.S. ambassador to Tanzania, says African leaders tell him they are hopeful about the enhanced role the U.S. may play on their continent. “Having just returned from a trip to eight African countries and meeting with six heads […]

Former Ambassador Discusses Somali Pirate Attacks

With news of Somali pirates wreaking havic off the East African coast, former U.S. Ambassador to the region and current professor of international relations, Charles Dunbar, joined WGBH’s Greater Boston with Emily Rooney to offer analysis.  Watch: A sudden rise in pirate activity