Robert Mugabe’s Post of WHO Goodwill Ambassador Rescinded Following International Outcry

  A WHO Goodwill Ambassador is typically a celebrity that uses their fame and talent to advocate for matters relating to health across the globe. While former ambassadors have been carrying out their duties, mostly unnoticed, the recent appointment of Robert Mugabe caused public uproar. The President of Zimbabwe, aged 93, was appointed as the WHO Goodwill Ambassador…

Violence on the Rise as Southern Cameroon Seeks Independence

  The Anglophone citizens of Southern Cameroon, who comprise 1/3 of the country’s population, have historically felt marginalized by the French-speaking government of the Republic of Cameroon.  Anglophone Cameroonians accuse the government of discriminating against them in matters of governance of the country, and claim that the government is forcing the French language on English-speakers…

Economic Recessions in Nigeria and South Africa Come to an End

The two largest African economies are beginning to emerge from the shadows of recession, but analysts believe that immediate growth could be slower than expected. After several months of stagnant economic output, the gross domestic product of Nigeria and South Africa showed year-over-year gains during the second quarter of 2017; however, both nations still have…