WHO Says “End in Sight” for Ebola in the DRC

The news that the Ebo­la epi­dem­ic in the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Repub­lic of Con­go (DRC) is near­ing the end did not receive the news cov­er­age it deserves.  Instead, what we heard about the most was cov­er­age of the coro­n­avirus which con­tin­ues to spread around the world.  Ebo­la in the DRC in 2018, as well as Ebo­la in three…

US News Media

“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”  We designed this page to give you direct access…

Peaceful Transfer of Power in Africa Not in the Headlines

Recent hap­pen­ings on the African con­ti­nent, specif­i­cal­ly in coun­tries like Zim­bab­we and Liberia prove that pow­er can change hands peace­ful­ly, even demo­c­ra­t­i­cal­ly, in Africa. Robert Mugabe of Zim­bab­we, one of Africa’s longest-serv­ing pres­i­dents came under the spot­light in Decem­ber 2017 when army chief of staff at the time, Con­stan­ti­no Chi­wen­ga, flexed his mus­cle, rude­ly indicating…

In Case You Missed It: 6/13/16 — 6/19/16

In this week’s news, Amer­i­can first lady, Michelle Oba­ma, will trav­el to Liberia for a good­will vis­it, and the much-antic­i­­pat­ed African Union e‑passport is set to roll out in July. Michelle Oba­ma Plans Trip to Liberia to Pro­mote Girls’ Edu­ca­tion  U.S. first lady, Michelle Oba­ma and her daugh­ters, Malia and Sasha, will trav­el to Spain, Morocco…

Obama’s Final State of the Union — What It Means for Africa

Unit­ed States Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma deliv­ered his final State of the Union address on Tues­day, Jan­u­ary 12. In his speech, Oba­ma focused on a num­ber of ideas, includ­ing the fact that Amer­i­ca has nev­er stopped being great, that diplo­ma­cy is a bet­ter way to deal with con­flict, and that all Amer­i­cans — regard­less of dif­fer­ences in…

In Case You Missed It 9/14/15 — 9/19/15

The most impor­tant in this week’s head­lines out of and con­cern­ing Africa, for those who need help catch­ing up. 1. Pro­test­ers demand end to mil­i­tary rule In Burk­i­na Faso At least three peo­ple are report­ed killed and more than 60 injured by troops in the African nation of Burk­i­na Faso, accord­ing to the Reuters News Agency. This…

In Case You Missed It 6/29/15 — 7/5/15

The most impor­tant in this week’s head­lines out of and con­cern­ing Africa, for those who need help catch­ing up. In the past week, a con­tro­ver­sial vote was made in Burun­di, anoth­er case of Ebo­la con­firmed in Liberia and a vic­to­ry for LGBT rights in Mozam­bique.  1. While the U.S. cel­e­brates a vic­to­ry for LGBTQ couples…

2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate to Visit Colorado

Den­ver-based Peace Jam Foun­da­tion has announced that one of the recip­i­ents of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Peace, Liber­ian social work­er, Lemah Gbowee, will vis­it Col­orado in Novem­ber. The announce­ment post­ed on the orga­ni­za­tion’s web­site stat­ed, “Nobel Peace Prize Win­ner Leymah Gbowee will pre­sent­ing the 2012 Peace Jam Hero Award to Edie Lut­nick and Ken…

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…