Last week, VOA News launched our project exploring how long Africa’s presidents have held office. Some heads of state are notorious for defying term limits, remaining in office decade after decade. Many presidents, however, have been on the job for just a few years. These differences provide a chance to explore how the length of... Read more »
@WillFitzgibbon And this @VOANews chart shows length of presidents' time in office across #Africa http://projects.voanews.com/african-presidents/ … @WillFitzgibbon We're looking at how term limits and press freedoms relate across Africa. This might be of interest: https://twitter.com/africa_talks/status/667194614944817152 …
Press freedom and presidential term limits go hand in hand. https://www.africa-talks.com/2015/11/18/throughout-africa-presidential-term-limits-accompany-a-strong-press/ … cc
@sakinakavi for the interview, and check out her blog to know what's happening in Dar es Salaam: https://definingdar.wordpress.com/ .
@Salem_Solomon & @cfrech talk about the @at_elearning online training project in the latest issue of @happeningtz. pic.twitter.com/XY3r4AjAMI
What's really behind
#Eritrea's mass exodus? We explore the root causes: https://www.africa-talks.com/2015/09/20/root-causes-of-the-mediterranean-sea-refugee-crisis/ … #refugeecrisis pic.twitter.com/SNewRF7XE4
@WCCAfrica @LiseOlivier Congrats to the winners! We recently looked at progress for women cyclists around #Africa: https://www.africa-talks.com/2015/08/08/as-cycling-gains-traction-in-africa-when-do-women-get-to-ride/ …
The struggle for a free and open press continues. https://www.africa-talks.com/500-days/
#PressFreedom #Ethiopia #Zone9Bloggers pic.twitter.com/oNwXCgX79O
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Thanks to all the journalists who have taken our survey. It's not too late to add your voice: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/at-elearning pic.twitter.com/eXmtXAE9up
"There is no true social revolution without the liberation of women." ~ Thomas Sankara https://www.africa-talks.com/quotes/thomas-sankara/ … pic.twitter.com/nbVhmCF4lb
Think you know the history of
#cycling in #Africa? Take our quiz & find out! https://www.africa-talks.com/2015/08/08/quiz-cycling-in-africa/ … cc #TDF2015 pic.twitter.com/aFYxcZXFt2 #Eritrea|n riders broke barriers at #TDF2015. Will they pave the way for women in Africa? https://www.africa-talks.com/2015/08/08/as-cycling-gains-traction-in-africa-when-do-women-get-to-ride/ … pic.twitter.com/e6mP5mzRw7
Learn about the West African art that inspired Picasso and Léger. https://www.africa-talks.com/2015/07/29/senufo-art-and-identity-in-west-africa/ … cc
@STLArtMuseum pic.twitter.com/cHA2kzGp6N #Senufo: First West #African exhibit at the @STLArtMuseum in over 15 years. https://www.africa-talks.com/2015/07/29/senufo-art-and-identity-in-west-africa/ … #Africa #Art pic.twitter.com/jeOBgR9Coy
@NASA scientist Paul Mahaffy in #Eritrea. Now, he leads @MarsCuriosity. https://www.africa-talks.com/2015/07/18/homeschooled-in-eritrea-a-scientist-leads-missions-in-space/ … pic.twitter.com/z35TyZ22hl
The scientist who leads the
@MarsCuriosity project grew up in East Africa. http://buff.ly/1J8bI3v #Eritrea pic.twitter.com/wMaSB8EqGD
The bodies of helpless refugees awash the shores of Libya and pile the depths of the Mediterranean Sea. Most died in search of a dignified life. Those who survive face uncertain futures, discrimination and prison. Many of these refugees come from Eritrea, a country where freedom and opportunity are severely restricted.
Eritrea and Ethiopia fought a border war from 1998 to 2000. Thousands died, and animosities persist to this day. When the war ended, the international community formed a boundary commission to delimit and demarcate the countries’ shared border. The commission was responsible for reconciling each side’s border claims.
In April 2014, nine Ethiopian journalists were arrested and jailed under the broad interpretation of anti-terrorism laws. They were accused of working with opposition groups to overthrow the government. Yet no evidence of any wrongdoing has been produced.
About 300 people have held the office of president across Africa. How much do you know about these heads of state? Test your knowledge on our presidential quiz.
“There is no true social revolution without the liberation of women. May my eyes never see and my feet never take me to a society where half the people are held in silence. I hear the roar of women’s silence. I sense the rumble of their storm and feel the fury of their revolt.”