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Zimbabwean’s Cheer a Musical ‘Lion’ Returning From Exile
May 9, 2018
After 14 long years in the U.S. state of Oregon, singer, composer and bandleader Thomas Mapfumo has come home to Zimbabwe. His recent performance, for some 20,000 ticket holders at the open-air Glamis Arena, only slowed down as the sun began to rise. ... read more »
More African Nations Discard Term Limits and Let Leaders ‘Rule for Life’
April 24, 2018
The past few years have seen presidential term limits ended from coast to coast. In Gabon, the end of term limits this year effectively allowed President Ali Bongo Ondimba to rule for life. ... read more »
New Liberian President Clamps Down on Free Press
April 19, 2018
The one-time soccer star is accused of allowing the press to be muzzled. One Liberian newspaper accused of defamation is facing a $1.8 million penalty and a BBC journalist has fled the country. ... read more »
Martin Luther King Jr.’s work still resonates across Africa
April 5, 2018
Streets. Schools. A bridge in Burkina Faso. The name of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. can be found across Africa, a measure of the global influence of the American civil rights leader who was shot dead 50 years ago after speaking out against injustices at home and abroad. ... read more »
Mall Developers Stake Out Turf Around Picturesque Victory Falls
February 6, 2018
At least that was the thinking of developers who obtained permits for a $13 million multi-purpose shopping mall not far from Zimbabwe’s renowned Victoria Falls. ... read more »
At Davos Confab of Wealthy Nations, A Stinging Report on Inequality Makes The Rounds
January 22, 2018
The theme of Davos Forum this year is “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World” with over 400 sessions over four days. ... read more »
Akwasi Frimpong of Ghana is Africa’s first male skeleton athlete at 2018 Winter Olympics
January 22, 2018
Ghana was first represented at the Winter Olympics in 2010, missed the 2014 games and bounced back in 2018 with Frimpong. ... read more »
Why Ending AIDS in Africa Matters to Black Americans
December 6, 2017
In recent months, several African heads of state have made public their commitment to support the goal of ending AIDS by 2030. ... read more »
Botswana court affirms legal recognition of Transgenders
November 23, 2017
In the earlier case in March 2016, the Botswana Court of Appeal ordered the government to register a non-governmental organization that promotes the rights of the LGBT community in Botswana. ... read more »
Zimbabwe Leader Ends 37 Year Career And Steps Down
November 22, 2017
“There is evidence this intervention is driven by the self-interest of military generals rather than national interest, which makes prospects for economic and democratic reforms bleak.” ... read more »
Zimbabwe Leader, Facing, Deadline, Refuses Ouster By His Generals
November 22, 2017
Many expressed concerned that the stage-management by military officers was not the return to democracy that many had hoped. ... read more »
Nearly Total Focus On Latinos Slights Black Immigrants
October 12, 2017
Dr. Smith’s fundamental argument is undocumented Latino immigration is detrimental to Blacks. ... read more »
Forum Highlights Increased Engagement with Africa
October 5, 2017
Recently, Rep. Karen Bass hosted the Africa Braintrust at the 47th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. ... read more »
Is Clinton-Era Trade Bill For Africa Next For The Trump Hatchet?
August 15, 2017
The Trump administration can’t seem to find an existing trade or aid bill for Africa that it likes enough to renew. ... read more »
Slavery’s History and Legacy Must Be Unchained (Part 2)
May 18, 2017
The movie Django: Unchained caused- and movies on slavery since then continue to generate-mostly negative conversation and commentary, among Blacks. However, it’s mostly talk. No matter how Black people feel about these films, they’re not likely to take Hollywood to task for its distortion of history. ... read more »
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