In Case You Missed It: 10/24/16 – 10/30/16

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa. In this week’s news, Kenya is set to have the largest wind farm on the continent and the International Criminal Court loses Burundi, Gambia and South Africa. Kenya to host largest wind farm in Africa There has been an influx of energy investment toward the…

In Case You Missed It: 9/19/16 – 9/25/16

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa. In this week’s news, France invests in Africa, art saves lives, and floating power plants make waves off Africa’s coast. Man Used Art to Save People During Ebola Crisis During last year’s major Ebola outbreak, UNICEF called on artists to create informative posters on how…

In Case You Missed It: 9/12/16 – 9/18/16

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa. In this week’s news, Morocco’s mosques transitioning to solar energy, Burundian refugees are offered a university education in Rwanda and Ethiopian Electric Power signs a deal with neighboring countries. Green program to provide solar energy for all mosques in Morocco One of the 15,000 mosques expected…

In Case You Missed It: 9/05/16 – 9/11/16

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa. In this week’s news, Nigerian filmmakers get a big break and Ghana’s women take to the roads. Toronto International Film Festival Turns Spotlight to Nigeria Lagos, Nigeria was chosen by the Toronto International Film Fesitval (TIFF) to take part in its 2016 City to City…

In Case You Missed It: 8/22/16 – 9/1/16

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa. In this week’s news, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg visits Nigeria and Kenya, and African migrants flow into Mexico. Mexico Issues Transit Visas to African Migrants According to an Associated Press story reprinted by the Colorado Springs Gazette, authorities in Mexico have recently issued transit visas…

In Case You Missed It: 8/15/16 – 8/21/16

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa. In this week’s news, Africa takes home the gold at the Olympics, an Olympian uses his win to protest violence in his home country, and John Kerry plans an Africa trip. Ten Gold Medals Go to African Continent The 2016 Olympics have concluded, and it’s…

What Can Official Visits Tell Us About U.S.-Africa Relations?

As U.S. President Barack Obama’s presidency winds down, we at Africa Agenda feel it is important to look back at what he and his administration did — or didn’t do— for the African continent over the past 8 years or so. Obama himself is half African; born to a Kenyan father and an American mother.…

In Case You Missed It: 8/1/16-8/7/16

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa In this week’s news, 54 countries are represented at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio and President Obama speaks to the Young African Leaders Initiative. Fifty-Four African Nations Attending Rio Olympics Of the 54 African countries competing in this years’ Olympics, only one team contends…

In Case You Missed It: 07/25/16 – 07/31/16

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa In this week’s news, Nigerian scientists invent a new Malaria test, thousands of protesters take to the streets in Ethiopia, Tunisia ousts its prime minister, and Chad’s former dictator is ordered to pay for his crimes. New Malaria Test Allows For Self-Diagnosis Fyodor, a Nigerian…