In Case You Missed It: 2/21/17 – 2/27/17

By Gelllilla Gebre-Michael on March 2, 2017

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17 year-old Nij Collins is a winner of the Google Code-In competition.

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

In this week’s news,  Nij Collins of Cameroon wins Google Code-In competition, the 19th Africa Energy Forum dates are confirmed, and South Africa remains in the International Criminal Court despite President Zuma’s notice of withdrawal.

Google Code-In competition sees first black-African winner

The Google Code-In competition is an open source project for pre-university applicants. Participants are required to be currently enrolled in a pre-university program, between the ages of 13 and 17 years old and a possess a willingness to learn.…

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In Case You Missed It: 6/20/16 – 6/26/16

By Raevyn Goates on June 28, 2016

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa, for those who need help catching up

Brothers Rene and Clifford Bouma formed a rap duo, called “White African Music,” in order to empower African albinos.

In this week’s news, two albino brothers in Cameroon fight discrimination through song, and South African courts move closer to bringing President Jacob Zuma of South Africa to court.

Albino Brothers Turn to Music to Fight Prejudice

Albino brothers, Rene and Clifford Bouma, have formed a rap duo in order to de-stigmatize albinism in Cameroon and other parts of Africa where violence against albinos is still common.…

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In Case You Missed It: 3/7/16 – 3/13/16

By George Bamu on March 14, 2016

A view of Abidjan, capital of Ivory Coast

The most important in this week’s headlines out of and concerning Africa, for those who need help catching up.

In this week’s news, Ivory Coast is rated a top spot for prospective investors into the African continent, and two economic giants try to bridge their difference.

Nigeria And South Africa Mend Diplomatic Fences

There is plenty of speculation as to why Jacob Zuma, South African President, visited Nigeria in the last week.

After years of tension between the two economic giants, it is believed that they skates were high when Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s President, welcomed Zuma to Abuja.…

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In Case You Missed It: 12/7/15 – 12/13/15

By Raevyn Goates on December 15, 2015

The most important in this week’s headlines out of and concerning Africa, for those who need help catching up.

In this week’s news, farmers in Burkina Faso take a risk, South Africa appoints a new Minister of Finance, and Burundi’s crisis continues.

Arwa Aburawa/Al Jazeera

A female farmer in her fields.

  1. Farmers In Burkina Faso Reject Industrial Farming

Farmers in Burkina Faso are taking what they call a “risk worth taking” on agro-ecology.  Although large-scale industrial farming is the most productive form of farming, it can be destructive and the food produced does not always end up in the hands of those who need it the most.…

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