Why the Finfinne / Addis Ababa Conflict Affects all Africa, not just Ethiopia

  Ethiopia has long been considered a model for other African nations. The country’s unique style of federalism has up until now been successful at keeping ethnic tensions from dividing the nation, and this is in large part due to Ethiopia’s robust constitution. However, ongoing tensions between the federal government in Addis Ababa and the…

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…