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…

Africa in the news: Elections in Ghana, US relations with Somalia and Morocco, and trade in East Africa

Incum­bent Pres­i­dent Nana Aku­­fo-Addo declared win­ner of Ghana­ian elec­tions  On Wednes­day, Decem­ber 9, Ghana’s incum­bent pres­i­dent Nana Aku­­fo-Addo won a sec­ond term in office, win­ning 51.59 per­cent of the vote in gen­er­al elec­tions that took place on Mon­day. Oppo­si­tion leader

Cameroon Opposition Leader’s De Facto House Arrest Ends

YAOUNDE — Hun­dreds of sup­port­ers of Cameroon oppo­si­tion leader Mau­rice Kam­to have gath­ered at his home after his months-long de fac­to house arrest sud­den­ly end­ed. Heav­i­ly armed police sta­tioned at his home since Sep­tem­ber 22 left on Tues­day, but authorities

Morocco to Kick Off Mass Vaccination Plan with Chinese Drug

Moroc­co is gear­ing up for an ambi­tious COVID-19 vac­ci­na­tion pro­gram, aim­ing to vac­ci­nate 80% of its adults in an oper­a­tion start­ing this month that’s rely­ing ini­tial­ly on a Chi­nese vac­cine that has not yet com­plet­ed advanced tri­als to prove it

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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…

Negative Headlines Mark the Anniversary of President Biya’s Time in Office

The gov­ern­ing record of Paul Biya, Cameroon’s cur­rent leader, is mak­ing the news rounds, again. Biya assumed office as pres­i­dent of the cen­tral­ly locat­ed African nation on Nov. 6, 1982. He’s been pres­i­dent now for 38 long years. Biya, now 87-years-old, became pres­i­dent after serv­ing as prime min­is­ter under the late Pres­i­dent Ahmadou Ahid­jo. That…


If Trump’s Africa Strategy Is A Failure — What Would Biden Do If He Wins?

  The Unit­ed States is less than four months away from the elec­tion that would deter­mine con­trol of not just the Sen­ate and the House which make up the leg­isla­tive branch of the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment, but also con­trol of the exec­u­tive branch, the White House. As the coro­n­avirus rages, and as protests over the mistreatment…

As George Floyd Protests Rock U.S., Africans Vent about Inequality

On Amer­i­can TV, CNN’s Bri­an­na Keil­er summed up, bet­ter than any­one, what is tak­ing place in the Unit­ed States fol­low­ing the May 25 killing of George Floyd. You are watch­ing America’s reck­on­ing, the anchor of CNN’s mid-day News­room pro­gram nar­rat­ed. She went to list the many unprece­dent­ed changes that have occurred, so quick­ly, some of…