Africa


We Need To Get Rid Of Harmony Day

On 21st March 1960, protestors in Sharpeville, South Africa were demonstrating against the country’s discriminatory apartheid laws when police opened fire, killing 69 innocent people and wounding 180 more. Information and photos of what we now refer to as “The Sharpeville Massacre” circulated around the world, demonstrating the brutality of […]


FGM Abolition Leads To Female Empowerment In Rural Kenya

Founded in 2012, the grassroots women’s rights charity Pastoralist Child Foundation (PCF) works to abolish female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage, and gender discrimination in rural Kenya. I spoke to co-founder Sayydah Garrett about the foundation’s mission and the inspiring changes it has wrought within Samburu and Maasai society. Sayydah’s […]


Sudan PM Survives Assassination Attempt, Arrests Made

Several arrests have been made in conjunction with an attempt on the life of the Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok. The event, which authorities are calling  an assassination attempt, underscores a time of instability in Sudan as the nation moves into a civilian-ruled system. Sudanese state media have reported that […]


US Lawmakers Butt Heads With White House Over Potential Troop Withdrawal In Africa

US Lawmakers are reportedly moving to introduce legislation that would prevent the removal or reduction of troops in Africa. The Trump administration has been conducting a review of the US military presence there since December and there are widespread fears in Congress that the removal of troops could have a […]