Why Africa’s bright spots catch US attention

Source: Christian Science Monitor
by staff

“Terrorist bombs in Uganda. A civil war in Ethiopia. Deadly pro-democracy protests in military-ruled Sudan. And these events in Africa are only ones that are grabbing headlines. So far this year, the continent has seen a quadrupling of coups compared with last year, or the highest in four decades. In July, the United Nations declared that Africa has become the region of the world most affected by terror. ‘Do African lives not matter?’ asked Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., of the international community in July.” (11/17/21)