Tropical Cyclone Idai – Floods in Mozambique Lead the News

The nation of Mozambique in South-Eastern Africa suffered catastrophic damages following what is being described as a Tropical Cyclone Idai starting on March 4.  The storms intensified thereafter, continuing into the week of March 18, leaving many deaths and plenty of destruction, including submerged buildings. According to News24, “Tropical cyclone Idai has made headlines across…

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: 5/1/17 – 5/31/17

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa In this week’s news, an Ethiopian is elected the new WHO Managing Director, South Africa’s President faces more investigations for alleged corruption, and longtime Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe goes on a speaking tour. Ethiopian Politician Named Head of the WHO The World Health Organization (WHO)…

In Case You Missed It: 12/26/16 – 1/2/17

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa. In this week’s news, politics take center stage in the African continent. Elections in The Gambia and Ghana are being finalized and a look ahead to Zimbabwe in 2018. Election Results in The Gambia Gambian President Yahya Jammeh surprised nearly the entire world when he…