AFJN: Addressing the Marginalization of the Youth in Nigeria

October 12, 2021 Pictured: AFJN Youth Workshop in Jos By: Ayo Adeyemi, AFJN Student Intern The turbulent region of Jos is the capital of Nigeria’s Plateau state located in the middle belt of the country. The city has seen a rampant history of bombings, kidnappings,...

AFJN Welcomes Our Fall Intern: Ayo Adeyemi

Ayo Adeyemi is a first-year undergraduate student at American University. She majors in Business, Language, and Culture with a language specialization in Mandarin Chinese. She has participated as a club-head of a Peace and Justice Service club focused on aiding the...

List of Female Africa Presidents – Updated July 2021

July 14, 2021Updated by Jared Watkins Who is the first female President in Africa? How many female Presidents has Africa had so far? This is one of many unknown great stories of African women. In fact, the narrative we hear often is negative, portraying African...

Beyond Violence, Hope in South Africa’s Riots

July 28, 2021By Josh SchlichtEdited by Jacques Bahati “A coordinated and well planned attack on our democracy”. These were the words used by President Cyril Ramaphosa to describe the recent deadly unrest in South Africa. The violence broke out following the arrest of...

A Human Tragedy Unfolding in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

By Josh Schlicht, AFJN InternJuly 15, 2021 The armed conflict between the Ethiopian army and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, a political party and ethnic Tigrayan military organization, has no end in sight. Civilians in the war torn Tigray Region of Ethiopia...