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.…

Online Event: Africa Matters to U.S. Cities: U.S. Diplomacy under President Biden

Over the past few decades, Africa has shaped the wealth, for­eign pol­i­cy pro­file, aca­d­e­m­ic suc­cess, and cul­tur­al life of America’s major cities. As part of a year-long research project, the CSIS Africa Pro­gram pro­filed the var­i­ous ties 15 indi­vid­ual U.S. cities have to the con­ti­nent; veer­ing away from the recur­rent themes of doom and gloom…

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,…

Naquetta Ricks’s Election Success Generates Interest

In U.S. elec­tion pol­i­tics, 2020 may prove to be like 2018 when Democ­rats swept every­thing. The clean­ing of the House at local and nation­al lev­els left Repub­li­cans hold­ing the bag and gasp­ing for breath. It was not just Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump who brought bag­gage that weighed heav­i­ly on the con­ser­v­a­tive move­ment across Amer­i­ca, the political…

Colorado Africans in the News

This page is about Col­orado Africans in the News. The African com­mu­ni­ty in the state of Col­orado is an impor­tant part of the state’s elec­torate. The voice on impor­tant socio-polit­i­­cal mat­ters is often sought by the state’s lead­ers is impor­tant, more than ever before, in the deci­­sion-mak­ing process.  Click on a link to read the…

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African Organizations Wage War on Fake News, Misinformation

The bat­tle to deal with deceit, mis­in­for­ma­tion, and its relat­ed ills, espe­cial­ly on the inter­net, has been on for many years. You’ll see me use the word “bat­tle” many times in my writ­ings on this sub­ject. It’s a bat­tle because the ter­rain is akin to war­fare. In a bat­tle where you either win or you…

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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…

Three Inaccuracies Identified in Cameroon Story by KUSA 9 News

Edi­tor’s Note: The orig­i­nal KUSA 9 News sto­ry was pub­lished in Feb­ru­ary 2016 but we returned to it because of how impor­tant it is. The Cameroon sit­u­a­tion con­tin­ues into 2018 and many fear it could lead to a full-scale civ­il war in the coun­try. The South­ern Cameroons issue which is plagu­ing the African nation of…