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…

Negative Headlines Mark the 38th Anniversary of Cameroon’s President, Paul Biya’s Stay in Office

The governing record of Paul Biya, Cameroon’s current leader, is making the news rounds, again. Biya assumed office as president of the centrally located African nation on Nov. 6, 1982. He’s been president now for 38 long years. Biya, now 87 years old, became president after serving as prime minister under the late President Ahmadou…

12 Stories that Frame U.S.-Africa Relations under the Trump Administration

Americans are casting their votes in the November 3 election for those who would represent them at national and local levels. The stakes are especially high for the offices of the President, Senators, and the House of Representatives. While this is taking place, I’ve been reflecting on the importance of the relations between the United…

There is a Case for Susan Rice as US Vice President

As America crawls toward the November 3 General Election, there is plenty of speculation, including prognostication, about who former vice-president and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden will pick as his running mate. First, some context. Perhaps you are not a political junkie, you are just a layperson or an average Joe and may be wondering…

If Trump’s Africa Strategy Is A Failure — What Would Biden Do If He Wins?

The United States is less than four months away from the election that would determine control of not just the Senate and the House which make up the legislative branch of the American government, but also control of the executive branch, the White House. As the coronavirus rages, and as protests over the mistreatment of…

Liberian-American, Naquetta Ricks’ U.S. Primary Election Win Generates Interest

In U.S. election politics, 2020 may prove to be like 2018 when Democrats swept everything. The cleaning of the House at local and national levels left Republicans holding the bag and gasping for breath. It was not just President Donald Trump who brought baggage that weighed heavily on the conservative movement across America, the political…

The George Floyd Matter — Local Issue, Global Consequences

The recent tragic death of George Floyd, another black victim of police brutality in America, shook the world. Although occurring amidst arguably the deadliest pandemic in modern history, the coronavirus, news of his death stirred up a lot of emotions across the globe. These emotions led to protests throughout all 50 states in America, and…

As George Floyd Protests Rock U.S., Africans Take to the Streets, Internet to Vent about Inequality

On American TV, CNN’s Brianna Keiler summed up, better than anyone, what is taking place in the United States following the May 25 killing of George Floyd. You are watching America’s reckoning, the anchor of CNN’s mid-day Newsroom program narrated. She went to list the many unprecedented changes that have occurred, so quickly, some of…

In The Shadows of Covid-19 — Six African Development Stories You May Have Missed

No doubt, coronavirus has become one of the deadliest diseases in modern history, with about 500,000 casualties worldwide. The pandemic has left in its wake severe economic consequences, especially for the world’s developing nations. Despite the many socio-economic challenges faced and exacerbated by the pandemic, many African nations have shown great resilience. The news continues…

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…