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President Obama Discusses Human Rights Concerns During Visits To Kenya, Ethiopia

Humanosphere: Obama presses Ethiopia and Kenya on human rights during visits Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses U.S. President Obama’s visits to Ethiopia and Kenya, where he publicly discussed the East African nations’ human rights concerns, including women’s rights, corruption, and gay rights (7/27).

U.S., Partners Help African Countries Drive Own Development

USAID’s “Impact”: Equipping Africa to Support Its Own Development Alex Thier, assistant to the administrator at USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, discusses how “the U.S. and [its] partners [are] working to put African countries in the driver’s seat on their respective development paths” so that African nations can…

Global Health Successes Deserve More U.S. Media, Public Attention

Wall Street Journal: A Little-Noticed Win in Global HIV Treatment Drew Altman, president and chief executive officer at the Kaiser Family Foundation “Many Americans are skeptical about foreign aid because they believe a large share of U.S. assistance is lost to corruption. … So it was of no small consequence…

U.S. President Obama Expresses Support For LGBT Rights While In Kenya

Agence France-Presse: No problem with gays, but keep it to yourself, say Kenyans “People in Nairobi on Sunday gave a muted and measured response to U.S. President Barack Obama’s firm support for gay rights during his visit to Kenya…” (McConnell, 7/26). The Atlantic: Why Obama Pushed for Gay Rights in…

Global Health Corps Engages Young, Diverse People To Advance Global Health

New York Times: A Millennial Named Bush Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “…[Barbara Bush] and five friends began brainstorming about how to help recruit more people to global health. Her connections opened doors — she’s frank about that — and they ended up starting Global Health Corps, initially intended…

CSIS Events Examine Role Of Faith-Based Organizations In Global Health

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: The Nexus of Faith and Health Janet Fleischman, a senior associate with the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), writes, “…To explore the nexus between faith and health, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center…

Obama Voices Support For Gay Rights In Africa Before Arriving In Kenya, Ethiopia

Agence France-Presse: Kenya lockdown as Obama comes to talk security, trade “U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in his ancestral homeland Kenya late Friday, with a massive security operation under way to protect him from Al-Qaeda-linked Somali militants…” (McConnell/Smith, 7/24). Associated Press: On eve of visit, Obama voices support for Africa…

Tougher Sanctions On North Korea Might Encourage More Responsible Domestic Food Policies

Wall Street Journal: North Korea’s Political Famines Robert A. Manning, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, and James Przystup, senior fellow at the U.S. National Defense University Institute for National Strategic Studies “…Less than five percent of North Korea’s military budget could easily fill its food gap. Perhaps if [Kim…