Crowdfunding Efforts Aim to Keep African Migrants from Entering Europe

The continued wave of mass migration from Africa to Europe has led to a huge range of political and humanitarian issues, and as a result, Europe is becoming increasingly divided into left-wing pro-immigrant and right-wing anti-immigrant camps. On the pro-immigrant side are countless NGOs that have been helping European governments to patrol the waters off…

Humanitarian Drones Fly Over Malawi

In the central region of Malawi, a nation besieged by droughts and dangerous food shortages, unmanned aerial vehicles at the Kasungu Aerodrome are being loaded with emergency supplies to distribute across needy communities. These drones are airborne thanks to a collaboration between the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund and the Government of Malawi. According…

President of Zimbabwe Donates $1 Million to the African Union Foundation

President Robert Mugabe, the elderly and controversial leader of Zimbabwe known for his excessive spending, has donated one million USD to the African Union Foundation. The donation did not come directly from President Mugabe’s pockets; the amount was raised through a series of cattle auctions organized by a number of Zimbabwean farmers. President Mugabe used…

The Struggles of Diane Rwigara: Rwanda’s Female Presidential Candidate

Earlier this year a young, single, attractive, and progressive businesswoman shocked the political status quo of the Rwandan Republic by throwing her hat in the ring of the presidential election. Rwanda is no stranger to women participating in politics; in fact, this democratic nation has the highest level of legislative female representation in the world,…

Rwanda’s Electoral Commission Recalls Decision to Screen Candidates’ Social Media Messages

On May 29th, the Rwandan National Electoral Commission (NEC) made theĀ unsettling announcement that it would oversee social media use by candidates in the upcoming election. This was widely perceived as a means of handicapping the opposition candidates. President Paul Kagame has handily won two prior elections, and analysts are giving him very high odds of…