Some of Paul Mahaffy’s fondest childhood memories are of doing something that would make most parents today cringe. Living in the Red Sea nation of Eritrea, he would climb a mountain near the town of Senafe.
Posts By: Salem Solomon
Africa Talks has always been about providing thoughtful analysis on issues affecting Africa and its global diaspora. Now, we want to help African journalists tell their own stories with a first-of-its-kind e-learning platform.
In a first-of-its-kind agreement, the United States and five countries from the East African Community trading bloc pledged to lower barriers and improve standards in order to allow African countries to export more products, including food, to U.S. consumers. The U.S.-EAC Cooperation Agreement was signed Thursday by representatives from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda… Read more »
The man who served as Ethiopia’s first president after the fall of the Marxist Dergue regime, Dr. Negaso Gidada Solan now bemoans the fact that the high democratic ideals he fought for are now ignored. “You can have a very beautiful constitution,” Dr. Negaso said during a lecture at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED)… Read more »
FOR VOLUNTEERS, BUILDING HOMES ABROAD IS LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE A catchphrase among volunteers is “think globally, act locally.” Habitat for Humanity believes it has found a way to do exactly that. Through a program based on the Christian tenet of tithing, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County sets aside money each time it builds a house… Read more »
The goal of Africa Talks is always to put the audience first. To help meet that goal, I’m excited to announce the launch of a brand new version of the site. You, the audience, will get to experience a simple, clean, responsive and interactive site.
A panel discussion about the communal and global implications of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was held at the University of South Florida in Tampa on Nov. 25. Below is a summary of my contribution during the event.
In collaboration with World Partnerships, Inc., Africa Talks founder, Salem Solomon, held a 90 minute seminar on Sept. 2 for eight international visitors from Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe for an “Ethics and Professionalism” Program through the Department of Journalism and Media Studies. World Partnerships is a non-for-profit organization whose mission is facilitating… Read more »
In this video interview, Dr. Mark Walters, a professor at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg at the Department of Journalism and Media Studies, discusses his experiences in Gabon while conducting research through Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994.