The African Artists That Made Barack Obama’s End of Year Lists

The African Artists That Made Barack Obama’s End of Year Lists

Former United States President Barack Obama recently shared his lists of favorite music, books, and movies. The list features several celebrated African artists who have increasingly gained recognition for their excellence in their respective fields. In the first tweet he shared, Obama wrote: “I always look forward to sharing my lists of favorite books, movies, … Read more

Chance the Rapper to bring free concert, festival to Ghana

Chance the Rapper to bring free concert, festival to Ghana

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Chance the Rapper visited West Africa earlier this year, he initially thought his trip with fellow Chicago hip-hop artist Vic Mensa would be just another vacation getaway. Instead, the Grammy winner connected with Mensa’s father’s family in Ghana and other natives from the Motherland on a deeper level. He saw … Read more

UK’s controversial plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda ruled lawful by court

UK’s controversial plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda ruled lawful by court

London CNN  —  The UK’s controversial policy to deport some asylum seekers to Rwanda was deemed lawful by the country’s High Court on Monday. A group of NGOs, asylum seekers and a civil service trade union had questioned the legality of the scheme, which would see asylum seekers deemed to have entered the UK illegally sent … Read more

Kenya: Music, activism and ending police violence | Police

Kenya: Music, activism and ending police violence | Police

From: Generation Change Disillusioned by electoral politics, an activist and a musician mobilise against police killings and government neglect. Wanjira Wanjiru is the co-founder of the Mathare Social Justice Centre, which has been documenting extrajudicial killings by police and gender-based violence in the informal settlement of Mathare, Nairobi. Wanjiru also founded and runs the Matigari … Read more

‘We Are the World’ rehearsal footage is incredible

‘We Are the World’ rehearsal footage is incredible

From 1983 to 1985, more than 1 million people in Ethiopia died from extreme famine. A few months after a BBC report on the famine that triggered the U.K. Band Aid charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?,” the biggest stars in the American music industry came together in 1985 to record a charity single … Read more

Defending champion France ends Morocco’s Qatar 2022 dream and reaches fourth World Cup final

Defending champion France ends Morocco’s Qatar 2022 dream and reaches fourth World Cup final

CNN  —  Defending champion France ended Morocco’s 2022 World Cup dream on Wednesday thanks to a 2-0 victory at the Al Bayt Stadium. Theo Hernández scored on five minutes with an acrobatic finish, with substitute Randal Kolo Muani tapping home late on as France reached its fourth World Cup final just four years after winning … Read more

What Is the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, and Why Is It Messing With DC Traffic? – NBC4 Washington

What Is the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, and Why Is It Messing With DC Traffic? – NBC4 Washington

Residents and workers in Downtown D.C. have already noticed the road closures in that area of the District caused by the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit — and expressed their frustrations with the changes to traffic patterns. But what is the summit, and why is it happening in the first place? What Is the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit? … Read more