Cameroon Opposition Leader’s De Facto House Arrest Ends

YAOUNDE — Hun­dreds of sup­port­ers of Cameroon oppo­si­tion leader Mau­rice Kam­to have gath­ered at his home after his months-long de fac­to house arrest sud­den­ly end­ed. Heav­i­ly armed police sta­tioned at his home since Sep­tem­ber 22 left on Tues­day, but authorities

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 — A Reality American Media Won’t Admit

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…

Joe Biden

How Six Newspapers in Africa Portrayed the Joe Biden Win

Joe Biden was pro­claimed the 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…