Kenya's Democracy

Three Reasons Why Kenya’s Democracy Triumphed

Edi­tor’s Note: The August 2022 Kenya pres­i­den­tial elec­tion result­ed in a dis­pute that was resolved by the Supreme Court. Con­trary to pre­dic­tions that the dis­pute may result in vio­lence, the sit­u­a­tion end­ed with a peace­ful trans­fer of pow­er from the admin­is­tra­tion of Pres­i­dent Uhu­ru Keny­at­ta to a new admin­is­tra­tion led by for­mer Deputy Pres­i­dent William…

My Skin Global —Raising Awareness about the Dangers of “Skin Bleaching”

  Skin Bleach­ing or “col­orism” among peo­ple of col­or is a top­ic that rarely comes up in com­mu­ni­ty dis­cus­sions in the Unit­ed States or in African coun­tries. The prac­tice is also known as “skin light­en­ing.” It involves the use of chem­i­cal prod­ucts by most­ly black and brown peo­ple to help change or light­en their complexion…

Stephanie Hancock

Stephanie Hancock — Coloradan, Black Woman Running for State Office

His­tor­i­cal­ly, Black women hold few elect­ed or appoint­ed offices in the US. That is accord­ing to the Cen­ter for Amer­i­can Women and Pol­i­tics at Rudgers Uni­ver­si­ty. This trend may be chang­ing as some notable elec­tions and nom­i­na­tions have seen Black women and oth­er women of col­or take posi­tions of lead­er­ship in Amer­i­ca. This includes the…

Angola’s Ruling Party, MPLA, Retains Power in Tightest Election Yet

The Pop­u­lar Move­ment for the Lib­er­a­tion of Ango­la won in the gen­er­al elec­tion with the low­est mar­gin since com­ing to pow­er in 1975. LUANDA, Ango­la — Angola’s rul­ing par­ty on Mon­day was declared the win­ner of the gen­er­al elec­tion, but it was its weak­est show­ing in the five elec­tions that have tak­en place since the country…

William Ruto Wins “Transparent Kenya Elections”

William Ruto was recent­ly declared pres­i­­dent-elect of Kenya, but vic­to­ry did not not come with­out con­tes­ta­tion. For­mer Prime Min­is­ter Raila Odin­ga, the run­n­er-up, is chal­leng­ing the results. Odin­ga received 48.8 % of the votes com­pared to 50.5 % for Ruto.  Accord­ing to the British Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion (BBC), Odin­ga referred to the results as “null and void.”…

Liberia National Day Graced by Colo. Political, Community Leaders 

AURORA (Africa News Mat­ters) – On the evening of Sat­ur­day, July 30, natives, friends, and well-wish­ers of the African nation of Liberia filled the cor­ri­dors and ball­room of the Hol­i­day Inn Express in Auro­ra to cel­e­brate 175 years since its inde­pen­dence.  For­mer­ly a US ter­ri­to­ry, Liberia was found­ed by freed Amer­i­can slaves on July 26,…

President Biden Announces U.S. — Africa Leaders Summit

DENVER (Africa News Mat­ters) — There are no doubts about the strate­gic impor­tance of the African con­ti­nent to the world’s super­pow­ers. Just as Rus­sia, Chi­na, and India have upped the ante in rela­tions with African nations, the Unit­ed States, con­sid­ered gross­ly lag­ging in its strate­gic rela­tions with the con­ti­nent, appears ready to change its ways. The Obama…

Volunteers and NGOs Work to Eradicate Gender Violence in Mozambique

The recent achieve­ment of a group of female vol­un­teers opposed to ‘vio­lence against women’ in cen­tral Mozam­bique pro­vides a good chance to exam­ine the coun­try’s gen­der-based vio­lence prob­lem in greater depth. Rec­og­niz­ing the defi­cien­cies and a lack of progress in human rights in Mozam­bique, Mariem Marouani takes a look at the crit­i­cal impact that these…