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”
Universal Music Group (UMG) has announced the launch of Def Jam Africa, a new label division within the continent dedicated to representing the best hip-hop, Afrobeats and trap talent in Africa. Def Jam Africa will follow the blueprint of the iconic Def Jam Recordings label, which has led and influenced the cutting-edge in hip-hop and urban culture for more than 35 years.Continue reading “Universal Music Announces Launch Of Def Jam Africa”
Rashad McCrorey, a US-based Entrepreneur and Journalist has revealed plans to build a media relationship between Africa and Diasporan Africans in America with the establishment of a Public Relations (PR). He is currently on self-quarantine in Ghana being caught up by the lockdowns as well the travel ban being imposed in the West African and the United States respectively.Continue reading “COVID-19: US Journalist Aims to Build Africa-America Media Relation”
DAVE BROWN is the founder of the ‘INDIE NIGHT FILM FESTIVAL’. A drive that aims to elevate the craft of artists while giving them an avenue where they can be recognized on a bigger platform, network, and exchange information with new and established Hollywood creatives. He is an entrepreneur, an actor, and also a radio show host.
Dave Brown recently visited Ghana for The Year of Return festivities and he talks about his experience.Continue reading “American actor, Dave Brown, believes every African-American has to VISIT Ghana.”
A willingness to learn from history and science, take preventive measures and seek international cooperation has prepared the continent to fight covid-19
By Edward H. Carpenter and Charli CarpenterContinue reading “East Africa has weathered pandemics — and has a few things to teach the U.S.”
By Adrienne Jordan | Forbes
As some parts of the world gradually reopens, and countries attempt to transitions back to normalcy, the momentum of travel to Africa (which slowed due to COVID-19), may still take some time to recover. However, one travel influencer and entrepreneur has been able to rise through the chaos and ascend in becoming a focal leader in the back to Africa travel movement.Continue reading “The American Entrepreneur Leading The Back To Africa Travel Movement”