Headlines Tag Late Tanzanian Hero John Magufuli with Covid-19 Stigma

The news headlines following the passing of Tanzanian leader John Magufuli paint him in a negative light. This is not fair. Magufuli became president in 2015 and won reelection to a second term following the October 2020 general elections. Tanzania is often hailed as one of the African continent’s most democratic, politically stable, and prosperous African…

The BBC Rushes to Remind Us about Coups in Africa

Coups in Africa: I always thought the characterization of the African continent, sometimes by many smart, well-meaning journalists, and others, biased in their analysis, makes the continent appear like hell, the worst place to live in the eyes of the world. Narratives following the recent coup and ouster of long-time Sudanese leader Omar al Bashir…

Nigerian Elections Lead the News

There has been plenty of news relating to the African continent over the last several weeks but Saturday’s presidential election in Nigeria is the one event that garnered the most headlines. The presidential elections were held on Saturday, February 23 a week after it was delayed by the country’s Independent National Elections Commission (INEC). The…

In Case You Missed It: 1/3/17 – 1/16/17

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa. In this week’s news,world leaders wrap up the 2017 France-Africa summit in Mali, and embattled Gambian leader Yayah Jammeh continues to lead the Africa news headlines around the world. With France-Africa summit 2017, Francois Hollande Builds Africa legacy This week the 27th France-Africa summit was…