Africa News Matters

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Videos

These videos tell the real sto­ry about the African con­ti­nent  Africa Agen­da: World Press Free­dom Day, 2019 ‑Part 1  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppmCTi3zZn8 Chi­na’s Foot­print in Africa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRGnYpxTVh8 TALK AFRICA in 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojY2E5I8bG4 In a speech that went viral, Ghana’s pres­i­dent, Aku­­fo-Addo, says Africans, not for­eign­ers, should devel­op the African con­ti­nent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN6OWCe-AfA Rwan­dan Leader, Kagame, Implores Africans to Hold Themselves…

The News

African News Today — This Week — This Month

Cov­er­age of the African con­ti­nent con­sti­tutes only 5.6 per­cent of inter­na­tion­al news pro­duced by US news media. This 5.6 per­cent offers for its intend­ed audi­ence lit­tle depth in the por­tray­al of an entire con­ti­nent.  —Asya A. Beso­va, and Skye Chance Coo­ley, For­eign News and Pub­lic Opin­ion, 2010 Each day sig­nif­i­cant African News—Today—This week— This Month happens…

About Us

Get the Whole African Sto­ry  Designed as a crit­i­cal engage­ment web­site to sup­ple­ment Africa Agen­da, Africa News Mat­ters aims to pub­lish the whole African sto­ry, not just a part, or some parts of it. The goal is to counter the per­va­sive mis­in­for­ma­tion and stereo­typ­ing of the African con­ti­nent. We do this by pub­lish­ing the truth…

In Case You Missed It: 3/21/16 — 3/27/16

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, more than half of Kenyans believe cor­rup­tion is high, and the Unit­ed Nations lists Africa’s hap­pi­est coun­tries. Unit­ed Nations Rank The Hap­pi­est African Coun­tries The Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Solu­tions Net­work has released the World…

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 Verde, Congo,…

In Case You Missed It: 3/7/16 – 3/13/16

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, Ivory Coast is rat­ed a top spot for prospec­tive investors into the African con­ti­nent, and two eco­nom­ic giants try to bridge their dif­fer­ence. Nige­ria And South Africa Mend Diplo­mat­ic Fences There is plenty…

In Case You Missed It: 2/29/16 — 3/06/16

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, old guns pro­vide a new eco­nom­ic prospect, and Africa’s mil­lion­aires are on the rise. Ango­la Recy­cles Old Guns To Cre­ate Steel Mill Four­teen years after the end of Ango­la’s decades-long civ­il war, the coun­try has…

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 leader…

In Case You Missed It: 2/15/16 — 2/21/16

The most impor­tant in this week’s head­lines out of and con­cern­ing Africa, for those who need help catch­ing up. This week, Ethiopia con­tin­ues their suc­cess­ful fight against HIV/AIDS, Zam­bian Pres­i­dent promis­es to have a female run­ning mate in upcom­ing elec­tion,  and Nige­ri­a’s army takes on Human Rights vio­la­tions. Ethiopia Plans to Elim­i­nate AIDS by 2030 Ethiopi­a’s Federal…