To Cover Africa, Start by Humanizing Africans

A demonstrator protests the police murder of George Floyd in front of the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg, South Africa, June 8, 2020 (AP photo by Jerome Delay).
A demonstrator protests the police murder of George Floyd in front of the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg, South Africa, June 8, 2020 (AP photo by Jerome Delay).

I often like to say that my relationship with World Politics Review has come full circle from reader to employee. I have been a WPR reader for almost as long as the publication has existed. Two years ago, Judah Grunstein, WPR’s editor-in-chief, and I made contact on Twitter, and he subsequently invited me to contribute two articles, which we both thought turned out nicely. That’s why when the opportunity to join WPR’s editorial team arose, it was a no-brainer for me, not least because a core part of my responsibility would be to write a weekly newsletter about African affairs. […]

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