Africa & U.S. Cities — A Recognition for the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Africa Report

The news about the African continent — its peoples, governments, institutions, activities — never stops. Coverage of the continent by American-run, as well as African-run organizations, and a mix of others, is what informs us about what is taking place at home and abroad. How this news is reported, why, when, and by whom, goes…

Why Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict Is Dominating Africa Headline News

  Tensions in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region have gone from talking about the potential for conflict into what is now the aftermath of a war between the country’s federal government in Addis Ababa and the regional government in Tigray. An estimated six million people live in the Tigray region.  Since fighting began on November 4,…

How to reignite Africa’s growth and avoid the need for future debt jubilee

In ancient times, debt jubilees were customary after wars or dramatic events. By wiping out debts, these jubilees sought to avoid polarization and social tensions. Today, the massive dislocations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic provide justification for the international community

Reporters must understand the transformation of Africa post-independence, says Professor Malcolm Newton

Today we bring to you Part 3 of Africa Agenda’s Celebration of World Press Freedom Day in 2019: A discussion about media issues impacting journalists in the African continent.  Greetings to our all of guests in the United States and around the world.  Lessons to be learned: Students must learn the ethics of the profession…

Opinion: A Tribute to Kofi Annan

His full name is Kofi Atta Annan. Many of us have not reflected on or digested the role that he has played in international relations, diplomacy and world affairs since he took over leadership at the United Nations almost nine years ago. We looked away out of a lack of interest in real leadership from…