In Case You Missed It: 3/27/17 – 4/2/17

By Raevyn Goates on April 3, 2017

Paul Ridgeway

A military drone

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa.

In this week’s news, United States President Donald Trump targets Somalia, the United Nations deals a blow to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and a Nigerian pilot makes history.

US Orders Airstrikes in Somalia

In an effort to fight terrorism around the world, President Trump has approved airstrikes in Somalia. U.S. military airstrikes are usually carried out by drone, and have become a common tool in the effort to eradicate terrorism. The practice is controversial, and the controversy shows no sign of slowing down during the Trump presidency. …

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In Case You Missed It: 3/13/17 – 3/21/17

By Gelllilla Gebre-Michael on March 25, 2017

Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye

Nigeria is a major tomato importer, despite having enough land to grow them.

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa.

In this week’s news, countries in Africa are limiting imports to support economic growth, and all African delegates denied visas for Africa Summit held in U.S.

African Nations Propose Limits to Imports into their Countries

Kenya and Ethiopia are among the countries that are taking measures to restrict international imports into their nations. This strategy is to boost internal revenue markets and incentivize citizens to shop local.

The African continent imports billions of dollars worth of grains annually.…

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Opinion: A Tribute to Kofi Annan

By George Bamu on May 5, 2006


Kofi Annan, seventh Secretary-General of the UN.

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 of African descent, we’ve been watching more hip-hop than learning about the Africa we ought to know better. We have also been been pushed off by talk about scandal at the UN.

But the Kofi Annan at the UN is the man that the world looks to for strength in today’s topsy- turvy world.…

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