Africa’s Second Female President Delivers

By FRANKIE EDOZIEN JUNE 11 2012 ACCRA, Ghana — Well, that didn’t take too long. Just weeks after Malawi’s new president, Joyce Banda, began her charm offensive to the West, the International Monetary Fund is about to hand her a $157 million check. This loan comes hard on the heels of a $51 million cash… Continue reading Africa’s Second Female President Delivers

A Female President Demands Equal Rights for Africa’s Gays

By FRANKIE EDOZIEN MAY 20 1012 ACCRA, Ghana — The endorsement of marriage rights for same-sex couples by Barack Obama, the African-descended president of the United States, has struck some observers as a political calculation, others as courageous and some here in Africa as outrageous. But might Mr. Obama’s words have also inspired an African… Continue reading A Female President Demands Equal Rights for Africa’s Gays