Somalia Opens Counterextremism Center

Somalia Opens Counterextremism Center

Reading Time: < 1 minute VOICE OF AMERICA Somalia’s government has launched a digital counterextremism center that aims to dissuade young Somalis from supporting militant groups such as al-Shabaab and…

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TV Show Celebrates Integrity in Government

TV Show Celebrates Integrity in Government

Reading Time: 2 minutes VOICE OF AMERICA A reality TV show that celebrates honest civil servants in corruption-plagued countries has grown to reach new audiences in Mali and Liberia. It…

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South Sudan Fights Armyworm Naturally

South Sudan Fights Armyworm Naturally

Reading Time: 2 minutes VOICE OF AMERICA A farmers’ group in South Sudan’s Imotong State says it has found a way to combat the dreaded fall armyworm, which has…

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Cameroon, Nigeria Cite Productive Naval Partnership

Cameroon, Nigeria Cite Productive Naval Partnership

Reading Time: 2 minutes VOICE OF AMERICA Cameroon and Nigeria are touting a naval partnership that lets them clamp down on piracy, trafficking and illegal fishing. The latest success…

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Local Language Guide Tells Farmers Which Way the Wind Blows

Local Language Guide Tells Farmers Which Way the Wind Blows

Reading Time: 2 minutes VOICE OF AMERICA When farmers in northern Burkina Faso speak about the direction of the wind, they refer to the direction it is blowing in….

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Kenya to reopen border with Somalia

Kenya to reopen border with Somalia

Reading Time: 2 minutes VOICE OF AMERICA The Kenyan government says it will open the border with Somalia to boost trade and allow the flow of people between the…

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African Cinemas Make a Comeback

African Cinemas Make a Comeback

Reading Time: 2 minutes VOICE OF AMERICA Africa’s largest film festival, FESPACO, celebrated its 25th edition in 2017. The main venue, as always, was the old and respectable Cine…

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Kenya Rolls Out HIV Preventive Measure

Kenya Rolls Out HIV Preventive Measure

Reading Time: < 1 minute VOICE OF AMERICA Thousands of HIV-negative Kenyans will for the first time be placed on daily antiretroviral medication in a bid to prevent new infections….

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Signs of Progress as Cameroon-Nigeria Border Reopens

Signs of Progress as Cameroon-Nigeria Border Reopens

Reading Time: 2 minutes VOICE OF AMERICA The border between Nigeria and Cameroon has been fully reopened for the first time in three years. Officials from the two countries…

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Côte d’Ivoire Signs New Constitution Into Law

Côte d’Ivoire Signs New Constitution Into Law

Reading Time: < 1 minute VOICE OF AMERICA Côte d’Ivoire adopted a new Constitution, with hopes it will support the nation’s emergence as one of Africa’s rising economic stars after…

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