By JENDAYI E. FRAZER

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently concluded her maiden trip to sub-Saharan Africa carrying in her words “a tough message lovingly delivered.” Simultaneously, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk visited Kenya, Ethiopia and Senegal also touting, in his words, “a tough love” message for Africans.

By JENDAYI E. FRAZER

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently concluded her maiden trip to sub-Saharan Africa carrying in her words “a tough message lovingly delivered.” Simultaneously, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk visited Kenya, Ethiopia and Senegal also touting, in his words, “a tough love” message for Africans.

The Committee for Journalists (CPJ), a New York-based press watchdog, on Tuesday said it was concerned over moves by Germany to fund journalism training for state-controlled media while the independent press is shut down and more than a dozen publishers and editors are imprisoned.

The Committee for Journalists (CPJ), a New York-based press watchdog, on Tuesday said it was concerned over moves by Germany to fund journalism training for state-controlled media while the independent press is shut down and more than a dozen publishers and editors are imprisoned.