Carson finds best hope for U.S. Africa policy to be “benign neglect” outside security sector (update)

[Update: Rex Tillerson was confirmed as Secretary of State today, with the votes of those Republicans who had raised questions about his commitmant to human rights and other issues related to his career long tenure at oil major Exxon.  He takes…

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 “The last hopeful place” for democratic progress in East Africa–Tanzania’s election is important test for US Millenium Challenge Corporation model

The United States invested heavily in its relationship with Tanzania in the "post-Cold War" era and on into the present period of "democratic recession".  The Millenium Challenge Corporation has had the Tanzania compact as a flagship relationship and just voted…

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East Africa Event Thursday: President Kikwete discussing “A Country Transformed; A New Agenda for Tanzania” with MCC CEO Daniel Yahannes at CSIS

Update:  Here is the link to the audio from the event at CSIS and a handout. [Also--for a very different view of Kikwete, see "Tanzania:  The Flip Side"  by Nkwazi Mhango in the current African Executive.] Tanzania represents a success story for developing…

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Millennium Challenge Corporation releases country scores for FY 2011 eligibility determinations

The MCC Board is to make decisions on eligibility of individual countries for Compact or Threshold status on December 15. The MCC uses 17 indicators in three categories to rate the performance of eligible countries against their peers as a…

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“The President’s New Development Policy”–It’s Anti-Socialist, so can Republicans Find Common Ground?

  I'm overdue to write more about President Obama's "new development policy", following my participation in a "bloggers' roundtable" on the subject at the Millennium Challenge Corporation. There are lots of people with much more knowledge and experience writing well…

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