When a high ranking official condemns state brutality against citizens in an interaction between African countries and the United States, Africa is typically on the receiving end. This week, the tide turned as the African Union (AU) issued a strongly worded statement condemning the killing of George Floyd, the African American killed by Minneapolis police officers.Continue reading “George Floyd’s killing touches a nerve with Africans who know police brutality at home and abroad”
By Ed. DUCHE
The African diaspora in the United States of America and around the world is riled up in controversy following the dismissal of the African Union Head of Mission to U.S., Ambassador Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao by the African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Farki Mahamat.
A petition on the popular site ww.change.org initiated by Professor Apollos Okwuchi Nwauwa Secretary of the African Diaspora Congress to “Reinstate African Union Ambassador Chihombori-Quao” on Sunday, October 20, 2019 has garnered approximatively 60,000 signatures in counting.Continue reading “Another view on the dismissal of the African Union Permanent Representative to the United States, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao”
By Kudakwasahe Mugari
The dismissal of outspoken Zimbabwe-born African Union Ambassador to the United States, Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quao on Monday, has angered many Africans around the globe, prompting an online petition that had by last night attracted at least 15 000 signatures.Continue reading “Outrage as African Union Fires Envoy in US”
Livingstone College was the only historically black college in North Carolina represented at the HBCU Africa Homecoming Initiative media launch June 10 in Washington. Kimberly Harrington, assistant director of public relations, endorsed the initiative on behalf of Livingstone President Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr.Continue reading “Livingstone endorses HBCU Africa Homecoming”
Following the entry into force of the newly created African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), the African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry, Amb. Albert M. Muchanga, is set to receive the Champion of Trade Award at the 2nd edition of the Trade with Africa Business Summit schedule to take place August 1st & 2nd in Chicago.Continue reading “African Union Trade Commissioner to Receive Champion of Trade Award in Chicago”
By Akinyi Ochieng and Gregory Thwaites
With over 30 million Africans living outside of their home countries, migration will play a big role in shaping Africa’s future. While the vibrant and growing diaspora communities in countries such as the United States, United Kingdom and France are gaining in visibility, it is communities of Africans within Africa that will have the most transformative impact on the region’s future.Continue reading “The Future of Africa’s diaspora is in Africa”
By Stacy M. Brown
The late South African Leader Nelson Mandela famously noted that sport has the power to change the world, inspire, and unite in a way that little else does.
“It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair,” Mandela said during a speech in 2000 in Monaco, France.Continue reading “Inaugural Grand African Run Announced in Washington”
Staying in line with their vision to have a well-informed, empowered and united African community in Southwestern Pennsylvania, the United States and the African continent, the Union of African Communities in Southwestern PA hosted a conversation with Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, African Union Ambassador to the U.S., at the Department of Human Services Building, Downtown.