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…

Diversity Growing at American HBCUs

  In the United States, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are designated by Congress as institutions that provided higher education to African American students prior to 1964. In March 2017, Howard University, the most iconic HBCU, celebrated 150 years of advancing knowledge with a positive announcement: enrollment statistics were on the rise and diversity…

Cameroon National Team Expected at FIFA Confederations Cup Despite Controversy 

The most important international football tournament after the FIFA World Cup is set to kick off in mid-June 2017, and the participation of Cameroon has been confirmed despite an ongoing legal dispute within the confederation and professional leagues of that African nation. The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup is being hosted by Russia; the inaugural match…