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…

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

Covid-19 Spared Africa — This Reality Isn’t Bad Enough for Some in the US Media to Publish

In journalism, there is such a thing as agenda-setting – how the mass media — newspapers, radio, and TV, and the plurality of online channels — prioritize the news for publication. The idea that some news stories would take precedence over others gained credence with thought leaders, Maxwell McCombs and Donald Shaw, during the 1968…

How Six Newspapers in Africa Portrayed the Biden Win

Joe Biden was proclaimed winner of the 2020 American presidential race on Saturday, Nov. 7. Biden crossed the 270 Electoral College votes threshold needed to secure the presidency. The rest of the votes are still being counted. They are yet to be certified by each of America’s 50 states. In electoral parlance, Biden is now…