Africa Reporting AwardsGoogle

These select­ed sto­ries are by no means reflec­tive of the entire­ty of the best report­ing about Africa in 2020. The sto­ries bare­ly scratch the sur­face. We would love to hear your thoughts and have your feed­back includ­ed in our news and analy­sis. Please email us. To learn more about the selec­tion process, please click here

The PBS News Hour— Decem­ber 2020

With few resources, Sene­gal emerges as a leader in the fight against COVID-19

Cen­ter for Strate­gic and Inter­na­tion­al Stud­ies (CSIS) — Decem­ber 2020

Why Africa Mat­ters to US Cities (Africa and US Cities)

The Finan­cial Times — Decem­ber 2020

Democ­ra­cy in Africa is in retreat

The Hill — Decem­ber 2020

Africa must be seen with lens­es oth­er than our nation­al security

Bloomberg – Decem­ber 2020

Why Africa Bor­rowed Bil­lions of Dol­lars From China–12-10/why-africa-borrowed-billions-of-dollars-from-china

The Guardian — Novem­ber 2020

Oba­ma didn’t deliv­er for Africa. Can Biden show black lives mat­ter everywhere?

The Africa Report — Decem­ber 2020

Egypt leads Radisson’s expan­sion into ser­viced apartments

Dai­ly Observ­er — Decem­ber 2020

Liber­ian Dads for Gen­der Equal­i­ty Offi­cial­ly Launched

NBC News — Decem­ber 2020

The war on cocoa: Her­shey Co. accused of not uphold­ing sus­tain­abil­i­ty efforts in West Africa

Voice of Amer­i­ca — Decem­ber 2020

Amid Dual Pan­demics, HIV Inno­va­tion Con­tin­ues in Africa

Glob­al Cit­i­zen — Decem­ber 2020

From #End­SARS to #AmINext: How Young Africans Used Social Media to Dri­ve Change in 2020

Voice of Amer­i­ca — Decem­ber 2020

Africa Spared Worst of Pan­dem­ic by ‘Coor­di­nat­ed, Col­lab­o­ra­tive’ Approach

Al Jazeera — Novem­ber 2020

Dif­fer­ent agen­das, one goal: How Nige­ri­ans unit­ed to #End­SARS

African Busi­ness mag­a­zine — Novem­ber 2020

African gov­ern­ments fare less well in 2020 Ibrahim Index

The Guardian — Novem­ber 2020

Renowned artist Esther Mahlangu urges Africans to hold on to their traditions

For­eign Affairs — Octo­ber 2020

If Amer­i­ca Were in Africa: U.S. Diplo­mats Would Be Ring­ing the Alarm Bell–10-19/if-america-were-africa?fbclid=IwAR1aaUUp1incJfRIT3G5PqcVrX_WR6vm1BN4M2Gk8u5iLk6JXo32U2ff0A0

Wash­ing­ton Post — Octo­ber 2020

Two West African pres­i­dents are out of terms. They’re run­ning again, anyway.

The Guardian — Octo­ber 2020

I grew up not know­ing my African her­itage. But now I feel a calling‑grew-up-not-knowing-my-african-heritage-but-now-i-feel-a-calling?fbclid=IwAR3d8qSiVrHR5A_KxwZhLghmQe2IQogPQ6BqELKqYiRCneY_2gXPs8T39s8

For­eign Affairs — Octo­ber 2020

U.S. Africa Pol­i­cy Needs a Reset–10-12/us-africa-policy-needs-reset

BBC News — Octo­ber 2020

Cli­mate change: ‘Dan­ger­ous and dirty’ used cars sold to Africa

NBC News — Sep­tem­ber 2020

Africa has held off the worst of the coro­n­avirus. Researchers are work­ing to fig­ure out how.

Quartz Africa — Sep­tem­ber 2020

Africa’s fash­ion busi­ness is using new and tra­di­tion­al meth­ods to reform as a sus­tain­able industry

Asso­ci­at­ed Press (AP) —Sep­tem­ber 2020

As US strug­gles, Africa’s COVID-19 response is praised

Al Jazeera — Sep­tem­ber 2020

TV replaces teach­ers for African chil­dren amid coro­n­avirus curbs

The Boston Globe — Sep­tem­ber 2020

Obama’s ‘biggest mis­take’ is still wreak­ing hav­oc: The bomb­ing of Libya scat­tered weapons across Africa and wors­ened insta­bil­i­ty in the region. — Sep­tem­ber 2020

Africans Mourn Chad­wick Bose­man: ‘A Great Tree Has Fallen’

 Asso­ci­at­ed Press — Sep­tem­ber 2020

South Africa lifts spir­its with Jerusale­ma dance amid virus

 CNN — Sep­tem­ber 2020

A 26-year-old is first woman to win Roy­al Acad­e­my of Engineering’s Africa Prize for innovation

Wash­ing­ton Post — May 2020

East Africa has weath­ered pan­demics — and has a few things to teach the U.S.

Democ­ra­cy in Africa — April 2020

The African Con­ti­nen­tal Free Trade Area: A Cat­a­lyst for Development?

Inter­na­tion­al Press Insti­tute — April 2020

Grow­ing press free­dom vio­la­tions in Africa amid COVID-19

The Hill — March 2020

Africa knows how to fight virus­es — they sim­ply need the resources, fast

The Inter­cept —March 2020


okayafrica —March 2020

Op-Ed: Africa is Not the Cen­ter of The Coro­n­avirus Epi­dem­ic and the West is Pissed

BBC News — Feb­ru­ary 2020

Chil­dren among 22 killed in attack on Cameroon village

CS Mon­i­tor — Feb­ru­ary 2020

Africa’s qui­et moves to ‘silence the guns’

CNN — Jan­u­ary 2020

How Ghana’s his­toric home­com­ing is chang­ing Africa

Reuters — Jan­u­ary 2020

FEA­TURE-Women step for­ward in push to nur­ture African cli­mate scientists

For­eign Affairs — Decem­ber 2019

Africa’s Slums Aren’t Har­bin­gers of Anarchy—They’re Engines of Democracy–12-16/africas-slums-arent-harbingers-anarchy-theyre-engines-democracy