Robert Mugabe’s Post of WHO Goodwill Ambassador Rescinded Following International Outcry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

North Korea’s Controversial Relationship with African Nations

Many may not be aware of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s cozy and lucrative relationship with African countries. Following earlier attempts to establish links with some nations on the Continent through the provision of aid programs, this relationship has intensified with North Korea currently having embassies in 11 out of 54 African countries.…

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…

Raila Odinga Pulls Out of Repeat Presidential Polls

    Kenyan  National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate, Raila Amollo Odinga, has pulled out of the repeat elections scheduled for 26th October 2017. Mr. Odinga has pulled out of the elections citing grievances not met by the electoral body in Kenya, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). Following the nullification of the presidential…

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…