by SHRIYA BHATTACHARYA | MSMagazine
“Don’t wait until a tragedy strikes in order to act and implement change.”
These are the words that Mary Yeboah and Koluchi Odiegwu—two second-year college students at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia—live by.
Although these two young women have spent the past five months at home in isolation, beginning in April 2020, they’ve raised over $32,000 for remote villages in Africa whose inhabitants are facing mass hunger caused by the coronavirus.Continue reading ““We The Africans”: How Two U.S. College Students Are Fighting a Hunger Pandemic in Ghana and Nigeria”
BY NICK TURSE, SAM MEDNICK, AND AMANDA SPERBER | Mail & Guardian
United States Special Operations forces (SOF) — including Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets and Marine Corps Raiders — are the US military’s most highly trained soldiers, specialising in counterterrorism, counter-insurgency, and “direct action” combat raids, among other missions. Their operations are shrouded in secrecy.Continue reading “Inside the Secret World of US Commandos in Africa”
by Ann Brown | Moguldom
New Yorker Nova Felder has been stuck in Ghana and is now threatening to sue the U.S. government for negligence and violating his constitutional rights.
Felder told NY1 he has hired attorney Pierre Gooding.Continue reading “New Yorker Stuck In Ghana Plans To Sue U.S. Government Over Covid-19 Travel Restrictions”
Joe Emersberger interviewed Justin Podur regarding his new book about a conflict few understand thanks to, among other things, “Africanist” scholars.Continue reading “America’s Wars on Democracy in Rwanda and the DR Congo – CounterPunch.org”
BY JAVIRA SSEBWAMI | PML DAILY STAFF WRITER
Several African governments including Ugandan authorities have for long rallied African Americans and African scholars and business owners to refresh their memory on their remote by investing home.
In Uganda, President Museveni who is known for supporting the same, at a recent address said the country’s economy will grow in double digits in the near future when all its ongoing infrastructure projects are completed.Continue reading “African-Americans break silence on investing in Uganda, Africa”
By Saqib Ul Islam | Voice of America
Starting in late March, South Africa has had one of the most rigorous COVID-19 lockdowns in the world. At Level 5, all air travel was grounded and all non-essential businesses, such as restaurants, salons and tourism operators were required to cease all operations. Residents were required to stay home at all times with limited exemptions for trips only to the grocery store, pharmacy, or a doctor.Continue reading “South Africa: American Tourist Partners with Cape Town Activist for Pandemic Relief”
By Kiya Edwards | KARE 11
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — From first timers to co-founders, every year, a group of Minnesotans travels to South Africa through a non-profit called Arm in Arm in Africa.
One of their many projects involves distributing locally grown food to some of the country’s poorest areas. And just as they were returning from this year’s three-week trip, in March, their mission was forced to expand.Continue reading “Minnesotans help South Africans respond to COVID-19”
by Stephen B. Wilcox | CNN
My wife and I, both American citizens, decided to work with a fertility clinic in Ghana in an attempt to have a child. Our reasons are a little complicated but not particularly relevant to what I have to say. We worked with an excellent clinic called Medifem in Accra, where we traveled in February.Continue reading “The pandemic has stopped my wife and I from taking our baby back to America”
By Halima Gikandi | PRI
Early this week, Nafula Wafula, a Kenyan activist, got a call from an American friend living in Nairobi. They talked about the recent killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“When she called me, at the same time I was thinking about the police brutality that is happening here in Kenya,” said Wafula, who is the vice-chairperson of policy at the Commonwealth Youth Council. She also has a brother who lives in the United States.Continue reading “Police killing of George Floyd strikes a cord in Kenya”
By CARA ANNA | Associated Press
As Minneapolis burns over the police killing of George Floyd and shock and disappointment in Africa grow, some U.S. embassies on the continent have taken the unusual step of issuing critical statements, saying no one is above the law.Continue reading “In unusual move, US embassies in Africa speak up on Floyd”