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…

Media in the U.S. Praise Ethiopia-Eritrea Détente

After almost twenty years of a resentful stalemate between Ethiopia and Eritrea, the recently elected Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, announced that the government will fully accept the previously unrecognized 2000 Algiers peace agreement. Despite the bitter dispute over the border town of Badme, the new Ethiopian administration is acknowledging the futility of disagreement…

In Case You Missed It: 2/1/16 – 2/7/16

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, social media falls for a polygamy hoax, the WHO urges Africans to be vigilant about the Zika virus, and Zimbabwe declares a state of disaster over drought. Social Media Falls for Eritrea’s…

Africa’s New Era Continues with Gains in Peace and Democracy

In the world of fast-paced twenty-four-hour news, to craft a powerful news headline means the headline should stand out and draw readers’ attention amid a plethora of stories from all directions. It’s a theory that applies to print and television news–when powerful headline news, embodied in sudden peace agreements, rebel surrenders, mayhem, and conflict, easily…