Often Misunderstood, an African Tradition Comes Alive at Benin Festival

January 2nd to 10th marked the fifth edition of the International Festival of Voodoo Culture, Arts, and Civilization that was held in the African nation of Benin. The theme of the Festival was: “Restoring Benin’s heritage. Research on the origin and transmission of knowledge in Porto-Novo’. The 2022 Festival was an opportunity to present to…

Coverage Shows How and Why Africa Got Cheated at COP26

The 2021 UN-organized Climate Change Conference or COP26 was held from October 31 to November 13 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.  As a region most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, coverage on Africa’s agenda at COP26 focused on climate finance and justice. Going into COP26, the African Group of Negotiator’s message to developed nations was…

With the Goncourt Prize Win, Senegal’s Mbougar Sarr Sends a Message

  The prestigious 2021 Goncourt Prize has been won by Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, with his novel “La plus secrète mémoire des hommes”, or “The most secret memory of men.” The book was published in France by Philippe Rey. Mohamed Mbougar Sarr thus became the first writer from sub-Saharan Africa to receive France’s most prestigious literary prize.…

African Women Are Taking a Stand in Colorado, USA Politics  

Hanna Bogale is one of 7 candidates running to fill two at-large positions on the Aurora, Colorado city council.  As a second-generation Ethiopian American, she believes it is critical for more Africans to become involved in politics to encourage the younger generation to get their voices heard. “Everybody in the African community hears American politics…