Biden plans to rebuild ties with African Union

(1 min read) Biden promises to rebuild ties with African Union The newly elected 46th US President; Joe Biden promised to rebuild his country’s partnership with the African Union (AU) moments after he delivered his first foreign policy speech since taking office. His predecessor, Donald Trump, sparked a row in 2018 over his alleged use

DRC President becomes chairman of African Union

(3 mins read) The DRC’s President Félix Tshisekedi has now become the chairman of the African Union for one-year. He replaces his South African  Cyril Ramaphosa, following the African Union’s 34th summit on Saturday. Mr. Tshisekedi faces some big challenges this year with the coronavirus pandemic hitting health service and economies hard. The continent has so far

Mozambique Devastated By Cyclone Eloise

(3 mins read) It is estimated that around 5,500 families in Mozambique‘s central Manica province have been stranded without access to aid after last weekend’s Cyclone Eloise. Cyclone Eloise was the strongest cyclone to impact Mozambique since Cyclone Kenneth in 2019. The storm damaged and destroyed farmland, vital infrastructure, and thousands of homes, dealing another

Why are African governments increasingly blocking social media?

(5 mins read) The blocking of social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp is becoming increasingly common in certain African countries. Digital rights activists say it’s censorship, but governments argue it helps maintain security. How do governments exactly block people from social media? A government can restrict access by ordering internet service providers

2020 Report: African Women thriving in Sports

(7 mins read) 2020 was supposed to be the year of big sporting events such as the Olympic Games, Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, and Uefa men’s Euros.  But then the coronavirus pandemic came upon us, all aspects of life including sports came to an unexpected halt. Many competitions were canceled, jobs were lost and