Africa

Akon Thinks African-Americans Are Afraid to Visit Africa

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African-Americans should acknowledge “the rights… and the blessing they do, you know, have actual access to.” — Akon This past Saturday’s episode of Talk To Al Jazeera, the five-time Grammy nominee Akon shared his views on ‘rebranding’ Africa, race relations in the US, the relationship...

Nigerian Students Killed in Suicide Bomb Attack

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Boko Haram, the Islamist militants who still have not returned the missing girls they abducted have struck again. This time the target was a boarding school for boys – Government Science College in Potiskum, Nigeria. About 48 students were killed and 79 injured when a...

Boko Haram Declares Missing Nigerian Girls “Married Off”

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The Nigerian schoolgirls who were tragically abducted from their boarding school in April will not be coming home anytime soon – at least according to Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram, the Islamist terrorist cell responsible for the kidnappings and other violent activity throughout...

South Africans Battle to Overturn Apartheid Evictions and Reclaim Their Land

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Apartheid was not only a dark period for South Africa, but for the whole world as nations debated and decided how to handle the injustice and whether to economically divest from the country. Apartheid was introduced in 1948 by the Afrikaner-led National Party government. During...