Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict Is Dominating Africa Headline News

  Ten­sions in Ethiopia’s north­ern Tigray region have gone from talk­ing about the poten­tial for con­flict into what is now the after­math of a war between the country’s fed­er­al gov­ern­ment in Addis Aba­ba and the region­al gov­ern­ment in Tigray. An esti­mat­ed six mil­lion peo­ple live in the Tigray region.  Since fight­ing began on Novem­ber 4,…

Trump’s Latest Immigration Ban Targets the African Continent — Again

  On April 22, U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump signed, as he promised, an exec­u­tive order ban­ning immi­gra­tion into Amer­i­ca for 60 days. At the core of the move is the sus­pen­sion of the issuance of any new green cards to immi­grants into Amer­i­ca. This lat­est move comes as the Unit­ed States is in the midst…

NBC News Story On Central African Republic Fuels Afro-Pessimism

I stum­bled upon this sto­ry about the chaot­ic sit­u­a­tion in the Cen­tral African Repub­lic (CAR) on TV Newswer, a web­site focused on things that are going on in the media and telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions land­scape.  Then I turned to the report­ing that cor­re­spon­dent Cyn­thia McFad­den had pro­duced for NBC News per­tain­ing to her recent trip to the…