Boko Haram and the Media

Boko Haram is a militant group primarily located in Nigeria. The terrorist organization is fighting to overthrow the Nigerian government and create an Islamic state. Nigeria is a very religious country with Christianity and Islamic faith being its most predominant religions and having a nearly-equal ratio split between them. According to Heidi Schultz, an author…

In Case You Missed It 10/31/16 – 11/6/16

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa. In this week’s news, beauty goes beyond skin, a Tanzanian professor gets a new job, and a missing Chibok schoolgirl is found. World’s First Albino Beauty Pageant Held In Kenya Over the years, many people and organizations have worked to spread awareness of the prejudices…

In Case you Missed It 2/22/16 – 2/27/16

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, after a runoff election the Central African Republic picks Faustin Archange Touadéra to lead the country, the U.S. considers action to stem the tide in Boko Haram-related killings in Nigeria, and Zimbabwe’s…

In Case You Missed It: 12/28/15-1/3/16

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, elections in the Central African Republic bring hopes for reconciliation, Cameroon’s President thanks the U.S. for their help in the fight against Boko Haram, and Somalia’s al-Shabab group uses footage of U.S.…

In Case You Missed It 10/19/15 to 10/25/15

The most important in this week’s headlines out of and concerning Africa, for those who need help catching up. This week we look at a story with concerns for Africa’s dwindling middle class, an editorial reminds Obama about his own statements, a big headline about a Canadian first, and another African leader attempts an extension…

In Case You Missed It 9/20/15 – 9/27/15

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, the Obama administration provides aid to help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, the administration is increasing efforts to stop Boko Haram, the situation in Burkina Faso continues to evolve, Nigeria holds its…

In Case You Missed It 8/24/15 – 8/30/15

The most important in this week’s headlines out of and concerning Africa, for those who need help catching up. This week brings news of an economic slowdown, a victory for Kenya’s athletes, a setback for Sierra Leone in the battle against Ebola, and Chad’s crackdown on Boko Haram terrorists. 1. African Economies Slow Down Due…