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The following commentary originally appeared on the impressive new global news site, GlobalPost
The world has colossal expectations for incoming President Barack Obama and for changes in U.S. foreign policy. However, the new administration’s approach to Africa will almost certainly be marked more by continuity than change. And that's good news for Africa -- and America.
Zimbabwe's descent from a hopeful and emerging economic power into today's disaster is one of Africa's saddest cases. (An excellent oped in today's Washington Post explains the collapse of its medical and sanitation system.