US Secretary of State Concludes Africa Visit Earlier Than Expected

The first major visit to the African region from a high-profile American official in the troubled Trump administration was cut short due to diplomatic issues between the United States and North Korea. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a former oil industry leader who has been at odds with President Donald Trump on various issues, participated…

Sudan the Last Male Northern White Rhino in Critical Health

 

 

There are three northern white rhinos remaining in the world, two of which are female. The male is wallowing in severe illness and reports from its caretakers indicate that the world’s only male northern white rhino is on a death watch. Sudan graced news headlines when Tinder, a dating application, named him the world’s most eligible bachelor as part of a campaign set to rally donors for the purpose of saving its subspecies.

Major Tennis Tournament Could be Played in Kenya Thanks to Serena Williams

The most dominant tennis star in the world wants to see greater participation in Africa, and she thinks that hosting a major international tournament in Kenya should be the first step. United States tennis legend Serena Williams recently stated that she would like to see a Women’s Tennis Association tournament staged in Kenya for the…

International Women’s Day 2018: Making Inclusion a Priority

On March 8, the United States will join other UN nation states in celebrating International Women’s Day. This day is a celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. It’s also meant to encourage further progress. Although progress has been made when it comes to women’s rights and gender…

RippleNami: An African App Changing How We Look at the World

Of all the major developments of the Information Age, data visualization has been one of the most significant. Edward Tufte, a prominent American scholar who has been studying examples of data visualization since they first appeared on cave paintings of the Paleolithic period, has said that science and art have something in common: they both…

Jacob Zuma Resigns

  Jacob Zuma, the President of South Africa has resigned. This news comes in a few days after he defied the order instigated by ANC, his political party.  Zuma told the press that he has come to the decision to step down following pressure from the party. Zuma’s resignation comes in shortly after ANC’s decision…

Africa Tech Summit Kigali: A Successful Start to Continued Innovation and Development

While movie fans around the world are preparing for the premiere of the Hollywood film Black Panther, which is centered on the challenges faced by an isolated African technocracy, hundreds of technology leaders gathered in the capital of Rwanda to discuss a blueprint for future development across the Continent. On Valentine’s Day, representatives from 29…