In Case You Missed It: 6/20/15 — 6/27/15

The most impor­tant in this week’s head­lines out of and con­cern­ing Africa, for those who need help catch­ing up. This week brings con­tro­ver­sy over Pres­i­dent Oba­ma’s vis­it to Ethiopia, an elec­tion out­come in Burun­di and a U.S. vis­it by Niger­ian pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari.  1. Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma arrived in Ethiopia Sun­day night in the final…

In Case You Missed It: 7/13/15 — 7/19/15

The most impor­tant in this week’s head­lines out of and con­cern­ing Africa, for those who need help catch­ing up. This week saw the release of five jailed Ethiopi­an blog­gers, ban­ning of full face veils in Cameroon and the open­ing of sub-Saha­ran Africa’s first Star­bucks.  1. Star­bucks will open its first sub-Saha­ran Africa cof­fee shop in…

In Case You Missed It 07/6/15 – 07/11/15

The most impor­tant in this week’s head­lines out of and about Africa.  In the week just passed we look at two Africa-relat­ed sto­ries mak­ing head­line news around the world. Police arrest oppo­si­tion par­ty lead­ers in Ugan­da and Ethiopia releas­es blog­gers as Oba­ma vis­it nears. Ugan­da crack down on the oppo­si­tion  In the lead up to elec­tions in…

In Case You Missed It 6/29/15 — 7/5/15

The most impor­tant in this week’s head­lines out of and con­cern­ing Africa, for those who need help catch­ing up. In the past week, a con­tro­ver­sial vote was made in Burun­di, anoth­er case of Ebo­la con­firmed in Liberia and a vic­to­ry for LGBT rights in Mozam­bique.  1. While the U.S. cel­e­brates a vic­to­ry for LGBTQ couples…

In Case You Missed It 06/22/15–06/28/15

The most impor­tant of this week’s head­lines out of and con­cern­ing Africa, for those who need help catch­ing up.  AGOA lives on, Buhari pre­pares for U.S. vis­it In the week that just passed, we look at two key sto­ries mak­ing head­line news about Africa. Both the U.S. House and Sen­ate reau­tho­rized AGOA, or the African Growth Opportunity…

In Case You Missed It 6/15/15 — 6/21/15

The most impor­tant of this week’s head­lines out of and con­cern­ing Africa, for those who need help catch­ing up. This week, major steps made in the fight against ille­gal ivory poach­ing, a Den­ver fig­ure runs for pres­i­dent in the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Repub­lic of the Con­go, and Rwan­da weighs chang­ing its con­sti­tu­tion.  1. As part of a…

In Case You Missed It 6/07/15 — 6/14/15

Peo­ple get busy, and it can be hard to keep up with the week’s news. To help you keep up with the lat­est news com­ing out of Africa, we will now com­pile a week­ly list of the most impor­tant sto­ries from think pieces, to opin­ion pieces to impor­tant devel­op­ing sto­ries. We hope it will be helpful…

Kofi Annan — A Tribute

His full name is Kofi Atta Annan. Many of us have not reflect­ed on or digest­ed the role that he has played in inter­na­tion­al rela­tions, diplo­ma­cy, and world affairs since he took over lead­er­ship at the Unit­ed Nations almost nine years ago. We looked away out of a lack of inter­est in real lead­er­ship from people…