Wednesday, May 16, 2018
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s highly anticipated trip to Africa is an opportunity to position the United States to “play a significant role in supporting” the continent and to “highlight the important relationship,” according to a senior American official.
A former US envoy to Zimbabwe has described the country’s new leader, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, as a clone of his former boss Robert Mugabe, insinuating that nothing has changed in Harare, since his ascendance to the country’s highest office.
In what could explain America's unchanged foreign policy on Zimbabwe, a prolific U.S diplomat now based and working in Washington, has dscribed the country's new leader, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, as a clone of his former boss Robert Mugabe, who was finally ousted from power in...
Zimbabweans have been celebrating Robert Mugabe’s demise but the new administration could fail to bring change. The opposition and civic groups urgently need to regroup and intensify the fight for reforms in the electoral, media and security sectors to ensure holistic change.
Tommy talks with Africa expert Ambassador Johnnie Carson about the coup in Zimbabwe that toppled Robert Mugabe, and the recent political turmoil in Kenya.
How did the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe shape Zimbabwe? From early high hopes to current economic turmoil, Judy Woodruff discusses the evolution of the country under his leadership -- and what comes next -- with former U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Johnnie Carson and Blessing Zulu of Voice of America.
Are there foreigners quietly reaching out to Uhuru Kenyatta (pictured) and Raila Odinga as a way of laying the ground for national dialogue? We are told that diplomats based in Nairobi and a former African President are involved in quiet diplomacy that, if it succeeds, will see both sides...
ON Sunday September 17, 2017 exactly four days before President Mugabe addressed the 72nd United Nations General Assembly and to the delight of the African world, put US-EU imperialism on notice once again that African Revolutionary statesmanship is alive and well in Zimbabwe, our suffering and scattered masses had a chance to peruse the latest article by the Washington Post African Bureau Chief Mr Kevin Sieff titled “Why Are The Continent’s Most Prominent Legal Minds Wearing The Trappings of the Colonisers”?
“There is a strong commitment among millions of Africans that they want to be able to elect their leaders and to participate in a democratic process,” said Johnnie Carson, a former assistant secretary of state for the bureau of African affairs and a senior adviser at the Institute of Peace. “The march of a democracy across Africa is not uniform; it is not always smooth, linear or rapid, but it continues,” Mr. Carson said.
What happens at a U.S. Embassy? What does it take to become a diplomat? And how do you celebrate the 4th of July in Africa? In this episode, we get a taste of how ambassadors represent U.S. interests in foreign countries. Our guest is Johnnie Carson, a former U.S. Ambassador to Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Kenya.