Protests in Algeria Lead African News

Algeria, in Northern Africa, is considered a hotbed of the so-called Arab Spring movement. The Arab Spring which came alive in the December 2010 period swept away legitimate, yet authoritarian governments in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen in a revolution by civil society movements. The movements are believed to have laid the foundation for civil wars…

African Nations’ Participation in the 2018 World Cup in Russia

Editor’s Note: As the 2018 World Cup in Russia progressed we assigned Ife Nwosu to give us a scorecard of what was happening. Here you’ll find Ife’s observations, first recorded in July. This year’s World Cup is taking place in Russia. And as always, the competition is fierce, especially among the four African countries still…

Malaria Vaccine Tops the News: May 1, 2017

ENCA.com In this week’s news, the world’s first malaria vaccine is being developed, China puts pressure on African fisheries, and the Pope visits Egypt. Malaria Vaccine Trials To Start Soon Beginning next year, the World Health Organization (WHO) will begin real-world testing of its new malaria vaccine. The vaccine will be tested in Kenya, Ghana,…

In Case You Missed It: 1/30/17 – 2/6/17

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa. In this week’s news, Africans scrutinize United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s role in enabling dictators in the continent and despite the Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) football win, the situation in Cameroon could take a turn for the worse. Rex Tillerson’s Ties to…

In Case You Missed It: 5/23/16 – 5/29/16

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, Cardiopad and Ethiopian Airlines are recognized for their excellence, and ancient treasures are returned to Egypt. Cardiopad Creator Wins Engineering Prize Arthur Zang, an engineer from Cameroon, won the African Prize for…

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: 1/04/16 – 1/10/16

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, Netflix expands to Africa,  the IMF addresses falling oil prices and economic hardships in Nigeria and Cameroon, and Egypt’s new parliament gets to work.     Netflix Officially Launches in Africa Netflix…

In Case You Missed It 11/2/15 – 11/8/15

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 the world’s largest solar power plant, an African data boom, record numbers of African immigrants in the US, and another victory over Ebola. Morocco to Build World’s Largest Solar Power Plant…

In Case You Missed It 8/17/15 – 8/23/15

The most important in this week’s headlines out of and concerning Africa, for those who need help catching up. The week brings news about the launch of Google’s newest gadget in several African countries, as well as analysis from Foreign Affairs magazine which gives a rating of the Obama administration’s Africa policy thus far. Google…