Ebola in the DRC – Clashes in the Sudan – Africa Headlines

What is been described as a long-simmering Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is making Africa headline news after the discovery of cases of the disease at the border of the DRC and Uganda. The Ebola crisis in the DRC which began last August according to the World Health Organization (WHO) has…

Reports of Ethiopian Airlines Crash Leads the News Globally

Reports that an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed Sunday, March 10 en route from Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital to Nairobi, Kenya woke me up early in the morning. I received two alerts on my smartphone early in the morning, from the New York Times, as well as from Reuters, which…

Coverage of Colorado’s Africans Reflects Its Importance in US Politics

From Westword magazine -September 6, 2018 Candidates Fight for Immigrant Support in the 6th Congressional District Race From Colorado Public Radio -September 8, 2018 CD6 Has Stubbornly Stood By Coffman. Are Changing Demographics, And Jason Crow, Enough To Beat Him? From Denverite -September 11, 2018 Aurora’s Ethiopian community is divided over November’s election From CNN…

Media in the U.S. Praise Ethiopia-Eritrea Détente

After almost twenty years of a resentful stalemate between Ethiopia and Eritrea, the recently elected Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, announced that the government will fully accept the previously unrecognized 2000 Algiers peace agreement. Despite the bitter dispute over the border town of Badme, the new Ethiopian administration is acknowledging the futility of disagreement…

In Case You Missed It: 5/1/17 – 5/31/17

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa In this week’s news, an Ethiopian is elected the new WHO Managing Director, South Africa’s President faces more investigations for alleged corruption, and longtime Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe goes on a speaking tour. Ethiopian Politician Named Head of the WHO The World Health Organization (WHO)…

Malaria Vaccine Tops the News: May 1, 2017

ENCA.com In this week’s news, the world’s first malaria vaccine is being developed, China puts pressure on African fisheries, and the Pope visits Egypt. Malaria Vaccine Trials To Start Soon Beginning next year, the World Health Organization (WHO) will begin real-world testing of its new malaria vaccine. The vaccine will be tested in Kenya, Ghana,…

In Case You Missed It: 4/3/17 – 4/12/17

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa. As the global consumption of beer increases, production and sales from Africa see growth, and the U.S. Council of Foreign Relations writes about entrenched African leadership. Africa Projected to Beat North America in Beer Sales by 2040 In the last several years there has been…

In Case You Missed It: 3/27/17 – 4/2/17

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa. In this week’s news, United States President Donald Trump targets Somalia, the United Nations deals a blow to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and a Nigerian pilot makes history. US Orders Airstrikes in Somalia In an effort to fight terrorism around the world, President…