Category: Highlights

Gen. Colin Powell and former Virginia governor Doug Wilder admire the maiden issue of The African at a function honoring then-South Africa’s president, Nelson Mandela, in Washington on Oct. 6, 1994 while founder, Soumanou Salifou (left, with eyes closed) savors the historic moment.

The African turns twenty-one

BY SOUMANOU SALIFOU Before I took advantage of a high-profile, glamorous event held at the Washington, D.C. Sheraton hotel on October 6, 1994 to launch The African magazine, a publication committed to providing balanced...

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In hope Buhari inspires others

BY SOUMANOU SALIFOU The recent peaceful political transition in Nigeria has been extensively discussed, so let me not beat a dead horse. But President Buhari is in Washington this week, and after the warm...