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,…

Uganda Issues New Directives for Foreign Journalists

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Human rights activists are denouncing a new Ugandan directive to scrutinize journalists working for foreign media. On Thursday, Paul Ekochu, the chairman of the Ugandan government’s Media Council, said journalists working in the country for foreign outlets

A Media Breakdown of the Plot to Oust WHO Chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus

When Tedros Adhanon Ghebreyesus ascended to the top of leadership at the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2017, my colleague, Raevyn Goates wrote about it at Africa Agenda. Ghebreyesus won the vote in 2017 by 63 %, which was an overwhelming 133 votes out of 185 votes cast. He was the first director-general of the…

The 2020 World Press Freedom Day Celebration — Denver

The 2020 World Press Freedom Day is on Saturday, May 3. This day is mandated by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as a day to put press freedom issues into focus — to educate our communities about the important contribution that a free and independent media plays in society.  As an organization we’ve…

Coronavirus Vs Ebola: Media Matters Shows a Contrast in Fox News’ Coverage

Fox News has been misinforming the American public for decades. The U.S. TV audience is very much vulnerable and susceptible to the lies which Fox News puts out. This is why Fox remains a rating bonanza. Their hypocrisy on the coverage of the coronavirus pandemic compared to the coverage of the Ebola epidemic is mind…

Lackluster Reviews Overshadow Trump Administration’s Africa Strategy

  It was not long ago when former U.S. national security adviser, John Bolton, now the subject of a Congressional investigation involving President Donald Trump, gave a speech outlining America’s new strategy toward the African continent. Speaking at the Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. on December 13, 2018, Bolton said, “The White House is proud…