DW News Africa with Tomi Oladipo, 29 July 2022

Zim­bab­we intro­duces shiny new gold coins in a bid to tame soar­ing infla­tion, DW News Africa asks how this unusu­al mea­sure is meant to work, and explores its chances of suc­cess. And: We hear from peo­ple in Ghana, who are suf­fer­ing from soar­ing prices. The coun­try is tak­ing des­per­ate mea­sures, but at what cost? Plus: We vis­it the South African town where taps have run dry

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,…

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How Six Newspapers in Africa Portrayed the Joe Biden Win

Joe Biden was pro­claimed the win­ner of the 2020 Amer­i­can pres­i­den­tial race on Sat­ur­day, Nov. 7. Biden crossed the 270 Elec­toral Col­lege votes thresh­old need­ed to secure the pres­i­den­cy. The rest of the votes are still being count­ed. They are yet to be cer­ti­fied by each of America’s 50 states. In elec­toral par­lance, Biden is now…

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A Case for Susan Rice as US Vice President

As Amer­i­ca crawls toward the Novem­ber 3 Gen­er­al Elec­tion, there is plen­ty of spec­u­la­tion, includ­ing prog­nos­ti­ca­tion, about who for­mer vice-pres­i­­dent and pre­sump­tive Demo­c­ra­t­ic nom­i­nee Joe Biden will pick as his run­ning mate.  First, some con­text. Per­haps you are not a polit­i­cal junkie, you are just a layper­son or an aver­age Joe and may be won­der­ing why…

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…

Trump Administration's Prosper Africa Strategy

Trump Administration’s Prosper Africa Strategy

It was not long ago when for­mer U.S. nation­al secu­ri­ty advis­er, John Bolton, now the sub­ject of a Con­gres­sion­al inves­ti­ga­tion involv­ing Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, gave a speech out­lin­ing America’s new strat­e­gy toward the African con­ti­nent. Speak­ing at the Her­itage Foun­da­tion in Wash­ing­ton D.C. on Decem­ber 13, 2018, Bolton said, “The White House is proud to…

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Writing During Trump Era — 6 Things African Journalists Must Know

Writ­ing dur­ing the Don­ald Trump Era: It was crit­i­cal for those who advo­cat­ed on behalf of the African con­ti­nent, African blog­gers and jour­nal­ists espe­cial­ly, to take a stand and fight for the con­ti­nent we believe in. African blog­gers need to have a voice on the inter­net, just as the mil­i­tary has a voice on the…

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. It…