Tunisia is sliding back into authoritarianism. Here’s what the US should do.

Nine long months have passed since the start of the slow-motion coup in Tunisia, a country that, until recently, offered one of the best hopes for democratization in the Middle East. After shuttering the parliament with tanks in July, President Kais Saied has suspended the constitution and dissolved the Supreme Judicial Council. In perhaps the most disturbing…

Protests in Algeria Lead African News

Algeria, in Northern Africa, is considered a hotbed of the so-called Arab Spring movement. The Arab Spring which came alive in the December 2010 period swept away legitimate, yet authoritarian governments in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen in a revolution by civil society movements. The movements are believed to have laid the foundation for civil wars…

African Nations’ Participation in the 2018 World Cup in Russia

Editor’s Note: As the 2018 World Cup in Russia progressed we assigned Ife Nwosu to give us a scorecard of what was happening. Here you’ll find Ife’s observations, first recorded in July. This year’s World Cup is taking place in Russia. And as always, the competition is fierce, especially among the four African countries still…

In Case You Missed It: 07/25/16 – 07/31/16

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa In this week’s news, Nigerian scientists invent a new Malaria test, thousands of protesters take to the streets in Ethiopia, Tunisia ousts its prime minister, and Chad’s former dictator is ordered to pay for his crimes. New Malaria Test Allows For Self-Diagnosis Fyodor, a Nigerian…

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…