Lade Araba has a Vision for African Girls in STEM Fields 

Lade Araba was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She has lived and studied abroad, doing her undergraduate studies at the Sorbonne, eventually earning an MBA and working for the FAO and UNECA, promoting intra-African trade in the agribusiness sector. But her passion has always been to support African women. Receiving the Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship, among other…

Who Shot Upstart Somali Minister Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji? 

A former Somali refugee who returned to his troubled nation specifically to help with reconstruction and development was shot to death by government security officers in a strange incident near the presidential palace. Public Works Minister Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji was traveling in a vehicle with two other government officials and an armed security detail.…

Onward Together: Hillary’s Anti-Trump Initiative Takes Flight

There is definitely no love lost between President Donald Trump and former rival Hillary Clinton, so it didn’t come as much of a surprise when rumors began to emerge several weeks ago that former Secretary of State Clinton was helping to launch a new anti-Trump political action committee called Onward Together. Playing on Clinton’s 2016 campaign slogan…

Journalist April Ryan Leaps to the National Stage

Veteran journalist April Ryan perfectly exemplifies the sentiment expressed by the actor Eddie Cantor that “it takes twenty years to become an overnight success.” Ms. Ryan has toiled for exactly 20 years as the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) – an outlet barely known outside the African-American community, but prominent within it as…

French Voters Elect Emmanuel Macron as Their New President 

The good people of France have spoken against the nationalist and populist proposals of extreme-right politics. Emanuel Macron, a 39-year-old Minister of Finance and former investment banking firm executive will succeed President Francois Hollande, marking a departure from the political stronghold of the French Socialist party. Macron did not win by a landslide; nonetheless, early counting…

New French President-Elect Macron Suffers Email Hack Right Before Elections 

A cyber attack eerily similar to the one perpetrated against Hillary Clinton in the United States is being investigated by French law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Hackers apparently gained access to the email servers and computer network used by Emmanuel Macron, the former leading candidate and now French president-elect. Copies of the messages and other…