In Case You Missed It: 1/23/17 -1/29/17

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa. In this week’s news, the Gambia’s new president comes home, African clinics face tough times, and one of African literature’s most important voices passes away. Adama Barrow officially becomes President of the Gambia A week after he was supposed to give up power, Gambian President…

In Case You Missed It: 8/15/16 – 8/21/16

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa. In this week’s news, Africa takes home the gold at the Olympics, an Olympian uses his win to protest violence in his home country, and John Kerry plans an Africa trip. Ten Gold Medals Go to African Continent The 2016 Olympics have concluded, and it’s…

What Can Official Visits Tell Us About U.S.-Africa Relations?

As U.S. President Barack Obama’s presidency winds down, we at Africa Agenda feel it is important to look back at what he and his administration did — or didn’t do— for the African continent over the past 8 years or so. Obama himself is half African; born to a Kenyan father and an American mother.…

In Case You Missed It 9/7/15 – 9/13/15

The most important in this week’s headlines out of and concerning Africa, for those who need help catching up. This week brings news of a newly discovered human ancestor, Nigeria’s new World Trade Center, and a new diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Somalia. Scientists in South Africa announced that they have discovered a new…