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,…

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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…

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…

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Writing During Trump Era — 6 Things African Journalists Must Know

Writing during the Donald Trump Era: It was critical for those who advocated on behalf of the African continent, African bloggers and journalists especially, to take a stand and fight for the continent we believe in. African bloggers need to have a voice on the internet, just as the military has a voice on the…

African Nations’ Participation in the 2018 World Cup in Russia

Editor’s Note: As the 2018 World Cup in Russia progressed we assigned Ife Nwosu to give us a scorecard of what was happening. Here you’ll find Ife’s observations, first recorded in July. This year’s World Cup is taking place in Russia. And as always, the competition is fierce, especially among the four African countries still…