By Raevyn Goates on September 1, 2015
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 an economic slowdown, a victory for Kenya’s athletes, a setback for Sierra Leone in the battle against Ebola, and Chad’s crackdown on Boko Haram terrorists.
Asbel Kiprop won the gold in the 1500m event at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.
1. African Economy Slows Down Due to economic hardships around the world, the growth rate of the economies of Africa countries has slowed down this year. GDP growth in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and other countries have fallen by approximately 1%.…
By George Bamu on August 25, 2015
The most important in this week’s headlines out of and concerning Africa, for those who need help catching up
The week brings news about the launch of Google’s newest gadget in several African countries, as well as analysis from Foreign Affairs magazine which gives a rating of the Obama administration’s Africa policy thus far.
- Google expands phone program in six African countries
In a blog post on the Google Africa website, the company announced the introduction of a low-priced smart phone aka Hot 2 in six African countries. The countries are Nigeria, Kenya, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Egypt.…
By Africa Agenda on August 22, 2015
Pitch In, Lets Change African News
Africa Agenda needs your help. Here is why.
Negative, inaccurate news coverage of Africa by Western media is a serious issue that needs to be addressed.While the press can build-up, it also can tear-down and disrupt our way of thinking. While it communicates powerfully, the press often times works to influence policy and shape debates, opinions and actions on the part of communities, organizations and governments.
When African news is reported on TV, it is a presented in ten-second sound bites, and when it is written about in-depth in newspapers and blogs, the backdrop is usually about war, slums, strife or disease.…
By Raevyn Goates on August 18, 2015
The most important in this week’s headlines out of and concerning Africa, for those who need help catching up.
The week bring news about a live-tweet that made news around the world, a travel website that is expanding into markets in Africa, another menace from the Boko Haram and a crack down on slave owners in Mauritania.
Surgeons at Abuja National Hospital in Nigeria prepare an 8-year-old patient for surgery.
1. Nigerian Hospital Live Tweets Surgery
Doctors at the Abuja National Hospital in Nigeria live-tweeted the open-heart surgery of an eight-year-old girl. The girl had been born with a hole in her heart, which the doctors repaired during the three-hour surgery.…