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…

Uncovering the News — 03/22/21 – 03/29/21

What’s At Stake: African media applaud the effort of a Nigerian billionaire who is giving back to the homeland, Tigray conflict continues to grab the headlines as Eritrea begins a peace effort by withdrawing its troops from Ethiopia, and pressure mounts on international institutions to return looted African artifacts where they belong.  Nigerian Billionaire Pays…

In Case You Missed It: 3/14/16 – 3/20/16

The most important in this week’s headlines out of and about Africa, for those who need help catching up. In this week’s news, many countries head to the polls, Egypt makes a major discovery, and Nigeria deals a blow to its women. Major Elections Held in Six African Countries On Sunday, voters in Benin, Cape…

In Case You Missed It: 12/21/15 – 12/27/15

The most important in this week’s headlines out of and concerning Africa, for those who need help catching up. In this week’s news, an African actress is cast in new Harry Potter play, Benin’s PM walks away from a helicopter crash, and an explosion in Nigeria kills nine. African Actress Cast As Hermione Granger Actress…

In Case You Missed It: 11/30/15 – 12/6/15

The most important in this week’s headlines out of and concerning Africa, for those who need help catching up. This week, the Africa Pavilion at COP21 kicks off, China gives $60 billion in aid to Africa, and Libya takes steps towards peace. Africa Pavilion at COP21 Begins A panel comprised of African heads of state,…