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.…

With Omicron the Stigmatization of Africa Grows

Just as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 or coronavirus began spreading, the United States and other Western governments imposed a travel ban on 8 Southern African nations: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, and Malawi. South Africa, the region’s largest economy, and where the variant originated, suffered the most from the ban.  On…

Uganda Issues New Directives for Foreign Journalists

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Human rights activists are denouncing a new Ugandan directive to scrutinize journalists working for foreign media. On Thursday, Paul Ekochu, the chairman of the Ugandan government’s Media Council, said journalists working in the country for foreign outlets

As George Floyd Protests Rock U.S., Africans Take to the Streets, Internet to 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…