Impact of the gay marriage ruling, in 4 chapters

AJC Chapter 1: RELIGION The Rev. Bryant Wright of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in East Cobb said he expected the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage, but it still hit him hard when it happened. “It’s like when you feel the death of a loved one coming on. You’re expecting it,” Wright said. “But…

Africans Tell Obama ‘Don’t Do It!’

By Ndesanjo Macha@ndesanjo , Global Voices US President Barack Obama’s last trip to Africa before his term ends will take him to Kenya and Ethiopia, where he’ll be the first sitting US president to visit. Obama first toured Africa nearly two years ago, making stops in Senegal, Tanzania, and South Africa. Obama’s decision to stop in Ethiopia has…

Why Eritrea Matters?

Geeska Afrika Asmara (HAN)– Regional Security strategy News. Security Industry Tracker. By Dr. Patricia Campbell, Assistant Provost at American Public University System. In 1993, the first post-colonial peaceful separation of two African states occurred when Eritrea seceded from Ethiopia. Post-colonial Africa is littered with failed secessionist attempts that have left millions dead as post-colonial leaders strove desperately…

Under Secretary under illusion, but not alone

Gizeyat Suliman Almosihij When former US Secretary of State Warren Christopher visited Addis Ababa in 1996, Ethiopian officials invited him to address a joint-press conference, to which he declined. He did so in protest against the harassment and imprisonment of independent journalists, and their exclusion from his official press conference. It was just in the prior…

If Africa is rising, then why are so many running away?

PERRY MUNZWEMBIRM & G Africa In effect, the issue of migrants brings to the fore certain truths that may be unpalatable to some, especially, the more advanced economies. Some pay as much as $10,000 for this voyage from Africa to Europe, riddled with uncertainty, and the threat of being defrauded, kidnapped, or shipwrecked. (Photo/FILE). WORLD…

Here’s how a Chinese war with Japan would unfold…

By Kyle Mizokami The National Interest, Recent tension between the China and Japan in the East China Sea has raised the possibility of armed conflict the two countries. The two historical antagonists have not fought since 1945, in part because China has been unable to project power beyond its borders. Two decades of double digit defense budget…