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…

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…

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…

How Covid-19 Is Exposing Africa Media Bias Once Again

The coronavirus pandemic has brought human ingenuity to the fore. The situation has sparked a remarkable resurgence in the human spirit as people all over the world are striving in an inspiring bid to emphasize man’s most primal instinct, survival. Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, has killed over 300,000 people globally and effectively…

How Five African Nations Are Battling Covid-19

The news is full of bad reports about the Covid-19 pandemic which is wreaking havoc all over the world. With a vaccine at least months, if not a year away, there is cause for some optimism in the fight against the disease in the African continent. As we have been tracking how nations are dealing…