n African Renaissance - U.S-Africa relations : the modest foundations of Obama's four-pillar platform

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


US president Barack Obama is the methadone of the US's international relations rapid rehab programme. Driven by fear, intoxicated with the gluttony of hard power and addicted to military security solutions for the past eight years, Obama is now beginning to wean the world's hyperpower off its toxic dependency. Indeed, Obama's Africa policy speech delivered in Ghana in July 2009 illustrated as much about the US's own foreign policy renaissance as it did about its desired relationship with the continent of 54 countries and almost a billion people.

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