Tag Archives: Africa Agenda

African Football Needs to Stand up Against Corruption

15 Jun

My most recent piece published on Africa Agenda calls out Confederation of African Football (CAF) leader Issa Hayatou for his unwavering support of FIFA head Sepp Blatter. Given the most recent rumours that Blatter may not actually resign come Spring, the CAF needs to stand up against corruption and Hayatou all the more.

Why care about the CAF’s stance? A cross continent stand against corruption (in football) would be just one step towards a more coordinated effort against corruption generally. The African Union has made corruption in governments a priority; let’s start with a low hanging fruit in the CAF. Sports brings people together. Come together against corruption in soccer, and maybe that will spread.

Read the piece here.

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New Piece on African Media Coverage

20 Apr

While I’ve been job hunting I haven’t been sitting idle. Check out my new piece, published on Africa Agenda, about the tone of media coverage of the African continent and the most recent obsession with Ebola.

You can access the article here.

And be sure to check back for more pieces on the media and Africa as I start working with Africa Agenda on the side. Just one way I can use my skills to spread the news about a more real African story – how very Peace Corps Goal 3!