South Sudan became the newest nation in the world on July 9th when it gained independence, fuelling hopes of an end to the bloody war it fought with the north. However, in this report for Africa Renewal, Peter Martel highlights the many key security and development challenges that lie ahead.
Arts & Culture
As the international community was focused on the royal wedding between Britain’s Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the question arises of whether there exists black royalty today other than Disney’s Princess Tiana.
A suicide bomber attacked the U.N. headquarters in Nigeria’s capital of Abuja yesterday, killing 18 people. Here’s what you need to know.
Arts & Culture
African reggae star Tiken Jah Fakoly headlined Central Park’s SummerStage on August 20. The performance coincided with the launch of his new album, African Revolution, and came just months after abatement of conflict in his home of Cote d’Ivoire.
The results of Africa.com’s latest survey were unambiguous. All of the respondents from Kenya and South Africa blamed the current famine in the Horn of Africa on the policies of the specific governments involved: Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti.
This week, we’re keeping a close eye on the ongoing events in Libya, as rebels continue their takeover of Tripoli. Also, rapper K’naan visits his home country of Somalia in light of the continuing Horn of Africa famine.
Years of oppression bludgeon people into thinking they are undeserving and if our government fails to heed the stark warnings from the rest of the world, they will only have themselves to blame.
All the information you need to have to understand the current takeover of Tripoli by anti-Qaddafi rebels.
Social Enterprise & Philanthropy
From the Longitude Prize in the 18th century to Alfred Nobel’s laureate awards at the start of the 20th century, the power of prize programs to catalyze innovation and inspiration is undeniable.