Uncovering the News — 03/30/21 – 04/05/21

What’s At Stake: The news media applauds Basketball Africa League (BAL) which kicks off its inaugural season on May 16 at Kigali World Arena, news organizations examine the actions of the French military that resulted in civilian deaths in the nation of Mali, and media outlets report clashes and killings in Sudan. Basketball Africa League…

Uncovering the News — 03/22/21 – 03/29/21

What’s At Stake: African media applaud the effort of a Nigerian billionaire who is giving back to the homeland, Tigray conflict continues to grab the headlines as Eritrea begins a peace effort by withdrawing its troops from Ethiopia, and pressure mounts on international institutions to return looted African artifacts where they belong.  Nigerian Billionaire Pays…

U.S. Headlines Tag Late Tanzanian Hero John Magufuli with Covid-19 Stigma

The news headlines following the passing of Tanzanian leader John Magufuli paint him in a negative light. This is not fair. Magufuli became president in 2015 and won reelection to a second term following the October 2020 general elections. Tanzania is often hailed as one of the African continent’s most democratic, politically stable, and prosperous African…