Archive: Africa

China Woos a Wary Africa

As Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao tours Africa this week, his "win-win" economic diplomacy is winning headlines but also provoking some skepticism in the online media. "Chinese leaders are reaching out to Africa to dampen worries about China's rise on...

By Jefferson Morley | June 28, 2006; 07:36 AM ET | Comments (15)

Zuma Trial Exposes South Africa's Secrets

By Jefferson Morley | May 12, 2006; 08:03 AM ET | Comments (21)

Grievances Fuel Insurgency, Says Nigeria Media

Americans are held hostage in an oil-rich nation. Guerrilla attacks drastically cut the country's electrical capacity. The government seeks U.S. military assistance. No, the situation in Nigeria is not another Iraq, but a growing insurgency in the impoverished Niger River...

By Jefferson Morley | March 15, 2006; 08:55 AM ET | Comments (12)

Cartoons Not the Only Cause of Nigeria Violence

The news headline "cartoon violence" does not quite capture the realities of the latest round of religious violence in Nigeria, at least not according to Nigeria's online media. The Daily Champion says the attacks in the city of Onitsha that...

By Jefferson Morley | February 22, 2006; 02:44 PM ET | Comments (27)


The Observer of London calls President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda "the new Mugabe." Museveni is the longtime leader of East Africa's wealthiest country, running for reelection in a nationwide vote on Thursday. Throughout the African and British online media's coverage...

By Jefferson Morley | February 22, 2006; 09:40 AM ET | Comments (9)

Tale of Two (Women) Leaders

Voters in Liberia and Chile have said they are ready for a woman president. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a former finance minister, was elected president of Liberia in a hotly contested vote on November 8 that will be decided in court...

By Jefferson Morley | December 15, 2005; 06:14 PM ET | Email a Comment

Denial Is a River in Africa

No part of the journalism world is paying more attention to World AIDS Day than Africa's online media. And none is more disturbed. For many commentators on the continent hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, about the only good news...

By Jefferson Morley | December 1, 2005; 02:48 PM ET | Comments (4)

Zimbabwe's Independent Media Tell It Like It Is

As the government of Zimbabwe grows more authoritarian,the country's independent media organizations are not backing down. The southern African nation held senatorial elections yesterday marked by low turnout and a strong showing by the ruling party of President Robert Mugabe....

By Jefferson Morley | November 29, 2005; 12:55 PM ET | Comments (7)


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