The George Floyd Matter — Local Issue, Global Consequences

The recent tragic death of George Floyd, another black victim of police brutality in America, shook the world. Although occurring amidst arguably the deadliest pandemic in modern history, the coronavirus, news of his death stirred up a lot of emotions across the globe. These emotions led to protests throughout all 50 states in America, and…

In Case You Missed It: 8/22/16 – 9/1/16

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa. In this week’s news, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg visits Nigeria and Kenya, and African migrants flow into Mexico. Mexico Issues Transit Visas to African Migrants According to an Associated Press story reprinted by the Colorado Springs Gazette, authorities in Mexico have recently issued transit visas…

In Case You Missed It: 8/1/16-8/7/16

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa In this week’s news, 54 countries are represented at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio and President Obama speaks to the Young African Leaders Initiative. Fifty-Four African Nations Attending Rio Olympics Of the 54 African countries competing in this years’ Olympics, only one team contends…

In Case You Missed It: 4/25/16 – 5/1/16

  The most important in this week’s headlines out of and about Africa, for those who need help catching up. Papa Wemba’s Legacy Celebrated Worldwide The musical legacy of Papa Wemba, the Congolese musician who died on April 24, is being celebrated not just throughout the Africa continent but around the world. Wemba collapsed on…

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 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 9/1/15 – 9/6/15

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 the threat posed by religious radicals in a Central African nation, the effects of technological innovation in many African countries, and a sporting extravaganza begins in Brazzaville. 1. Religious radicals risk…