By Raevyn Goates on September 26, 2016
This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa.
Leslie Lumeh uses his artwork to chronicle the ongoing effects of Ebola in Liberia.
In this week’s news, France invests in Africa, art saves lives, and floating power plants make waves off Africa’s coast.
Man Used Art to Save People During Ebola Crisis
During last year’s major Ebola outbreak, UNICEF called on artists to create informative posters on how to stay safe.
One artist, a Liberian named Leslie Lumeh, spoke about his work with CNN this week. While Liberia has been declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization, Lumeh has continued to document the diseases’ effects on the country through his art.…
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 George Bamu on August 9, 2012
Panelists at White House discussion on Africa
The Obama administration is making strides in formulating an Africa strategy. Based on a Presidential Policy Directive signed by the President on June 14, the White House Office of Public Engagement held a discussion on the subject August 1.
“This is an important issue and I am pleased that we are going to have this discussion about sub-Saharan Africa policy,” said Michael Strautmanis, Deputy Assistant to the President and Counselor for Strategic Engagement to the Senior Advisor, Valerie Jarrett.
That discussion brought together top foreign policy brass at the White House and the State Department, including Grant Harris, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, Johnnie Carson, assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Florizelle B.…