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After Years of Conflict, Libya Struggles for Unity

An African Nation Contending with Two Governments Tensions in Libya have risen again with the appointment of a new Premier, Fathi Bashagha, by the Parliament in Tobruk. Bashagha is now contending for the position with Abdel Hamid Dbeibah, an UN-recognized leader. After the announcement, Bashagha went to Tripoli airport to deliver his inaugural speech as…

Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict Is Dominating Africa Headline News

  Tensions in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region have gone from talking about the potential for conflict into what is now the aftermath of a war between the country’s federal government in Addis Ababa and the regional government in Tigray. An estimated six million people live in the Tigray region.  Since fighting began on November 4,…

2020 World Press Freedom Day Celebration

The 2020 World Press Freedom Day is on Saturday, May 3. This day is mandated by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as a day to put press freedom issues into focus — to educate our communities about the important contribution that free and independent media plays in society.  As an organization, we’ve had…

Advocates in Denver Decry Rights Abuses in South Sudan    

February 22 is the latest deadline set by the international community, including the leading sponsors of peace in South Sudan – the United States, United Kingdom, Norway, and Italy –for both the government and the opposition to reach an agreement and resolve the conflict in the war-torn country. This deadline to form a unity government…

Understanding the Cameroon Anglophne Crisis

This analysis was partly compiled using information from Africa Agenda’s presentation “Understanding the Crisis in Cameroon” which was held at the Posner Center for International Development on September 26, 2018. During the presentation, Cameroonian journalist Franklin Sone Bayen, through a conference call from the regional capital of Buea, shared his pre-election experiences with journalists and…