Uncovering the News — 03/30/21 – 04/05/21

What’s At Stake: The news media applauds Basketball Africa League (BAL) which kicks off its inaugural season on May 16 at Kigali World Arena, news organizations examine the actions of the French military that resulted in civilian deaths in the nation of Mali, and media outlets report clashes and killings in Sudan. Basketball Africa League…

Ebola in the DRC – Clashes in the Sudan – Africa Headlines

What is been described as a long-simmering Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is making Africa headline news after the discovery of cases of the disease at the border of the DRC and Uganda. The Ebola crisis in the DRC which began last August according to the World Health Organization (WHO) has…

The BBC Rushes to Remind Us about Coups in Africa

Coups in Africa: I always thought the characterization of the African continent, sometimes by many smart, well-meaning journalists, and others, biased in their analysis, makes the continent appear like hell, the worst place to live in the eyes of the world. Narratives following the recent coup and ouster of long-time Sudanese leader Omar al Bashir…

Rwandan Genocide Remembrance – Lead Africa Headlines

Fighting in Libya Threatens Security in Entire Northern Africa Region In Libya, the news is not about progress in the country – it’s about instability there which helped push American troops out, albeit temporarily. It’s not clear where the U.S. troops, escaping the intense fighting in Tripoli, are relocating to. Eight years after former Libyan…