The Legacy of Ketumile Masire

The world is mourning the loss of one of Africa’s greatest political leaders after the recent announcement that former President of Botswana Sir Ketumile Masire passed away on June 22 at the age of 91. Although Masire may not have been a household name in the West, history will remember him as the man responsible…

Morocco Bets on $1.2 Billion Redevelopment

When French President Emmanuel Macron made his first visit to Northern Africa, he raised a few eyebrows by choosing Morocco instead of Algeria as his first stop. Algeria has long been considered France’s strongest ally in the region; nonetheless, President Macron may be attuned to the ambitious plan to redevelop Morocco’s capital city of Rabat into a first-class haven…

The African Women Leaders Network Launches 

Three UN bodies have joined forces this June to found the African Women Leaders Network. African women are often held up as the crucial players in community, governance, development, and peace programs throughout the Continent. The “Sustainable Development Goals” and the “Africa Agenda 2063” have both highlighted the role of women in everything from peacekeeping to food…

Marvel’s “Black Panther” Trailer Ramps up the Hype

On Friday night, Marvel released the first trailer for the widely anticipated Black Panther film. As expected, it features stunning cinematography, epic action scenes, and some great music. The action flick stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, the Black Panther. There is also a seriously star-studded ensemble cast, including:  Michael B. Jordan, Sterling K. Brown, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Danai…