Before the 2018 Midterms — How Colorado’s African Community Got Into the “Rough-and-Tumble” of Modern U.S. Politics

Editor’s Note: This post was published before the November 6 U.S. midterm elections. The  results show Jason Crow defeating Mike Coffman by 10 points (54.1 by 42.9)  Without a doubt, one of the hottest races in the 2018 U.S. midterm election is being fought in Colorado’s Front Range which includes Aurora, Centennial, Brighton, and the…

In The Era of Trump — Six Things Every African Journalist – Blogger Must Know

It is critical for those who advocate on behalf of the African continent, African bloggers and journalists especially, to take a stand and fight for the continent we believe in. African bloggers need to have a voice on the internet, just as the military has a voice on the military affairs of a nation, or…

Boko Haram and the Media

Boko Haram is a militant group primarily located in Nigeria. The terrorist organization is fighting to overthrow the Nigerian government and create an Islamic state. Nigeria is a very religious country with Christianity and Islamic faith being its most predominant religions and having a nearly-equal ratio split between them. According to Heidi Schultz, an author…

A Look Back at African Nations’ Participation in the 2018 World Cup in Russia

Editor’s Note: As the 2018 World Cup in Russia progressed we assigned Ife Nwosu to give us a score card of what was happening. Here you’ll find Ife’s observations, first recorded in July. This year’s World Cup is taking place in Russia. And as always, the competition is fierce, especially among the four African countries…

Who Wants a Headline about Peaceful Transfer of Power in Africa?

Recent happenings on the African continent, specifically in countries like Zimbabwe and Liberia prove that power can change hands peacefully, even democratically, in Africa. Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, one of Africa’s longest serving presidents came under the spotlight in December 2017 when army chief of staff at the time, Constantino Chiwenga, flexed his muscle, rudely indicating…

Trump makes news after using “s##hole” slur to describe African nations

In reaction to the racist and disparaging remarks made recently by U.S. President Donald Trump in the presence of congressmen, calling Haiti and African countries “s##holes,” there has been a wave of condemnation in the US and around the world. What is unfortunate about this, however, is the fact that this came from the most powerful…

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…