The Transformation of Africa Post-Independence: Malcolm Newton

Today we bring to you Part 3 of Africa Agenda’s Cel­e­bra­tion of World Press Free­dom Day in 2019: A dis­cus­sion about media issues impact­ing jour­nal­ists in the African con­ti­nent.  Greet­ings to our all of guests in the Unit­ed States and around the world.  Lessons to be learned: Stu­dents must learn the ethics of the pro­fes­sion of…

Be Careful What You Share on Facebook: Professor Ben Bongang

Today we bring to you Part 2 of Africa Agenda’s Cel­e­bra­tion of World Press Free­dom Day in 2019. Greet­ings to our all of guests in the Unit­ed States and around the world.  Les­son to be learned: High-qual­i­­ty news is impor­tant News man­agers must make a clear dis­tinc­tion between report­ing and opin­ion writ­ing Africans must learn to separate…

African Journalists Must be Fair: Professor Luka Powanga

World Press Free­dom Day, 2019 ‑Part 1 Ahead of the 2020 World Press Free­dom Day on May 3, today we bring to you Part 1 of Africa Agenda’s Cel­e­bra­tion of the event in 2019. Greet­ings to our all of guests in the Unit­ed States and around the world.  An inter­view with Dr. Luka Powan­ga of Reg­is Uni­ver­si­ty Duration:…

Colorado Africans in the News

This page is about Col­orado Africans in the News. The African com­mu­ni­ty in the state of Col­orado is an impor­tant part of the state’s elec­torate. The voice on impor­tant socio-polit­i­­cal mat­ters is often sought by the state’s lead­ers is impor­tant, more than ever before, in the deci­­sion-mak­ing process.  Click on a link to read the…

Western Media and Africa

Neg­a­tive and inac­cu­rate news cov­er­age of Africa by West­ern media is a seri­ous issue that needs to be addressed. While the press can build up, it also can tear down and dis­rupt our way of think­ing. While it com­mu­ni­cates pow­er­ful­ly, the press often times works to influ­ence pol­i­cy and shape debates, opin­ions, and actions on…

Rwandan Genocide Remembrance – Lead Africa Headlines

Fight­ing in Libya Threat­ens Secu­ri­ty in Entire North­ern Africa Region  In Libya, the news is not about progress in the coun­try – it’s about insta­bil­i­ty there which helped push Amer­i­can troops out, albeit tem­porar­i­ly. It’s not clear where the U.S. troops, escap­ing the intense fight­ing in Tripoli, are relo­cat­ing to. Eight years after for­mer Libyan leader…

Beware Of Africa Misinformation, Says Africa Agenda Director

Dur­ing the 36th Annu­al Black World Con­fer­ence at Met­ro­pol­i­tan State Uni­ver­si­ty of Den­ver on Feb­ru­ary 13, Africa Agen­da founder George Bamu spoke about African Pol­i­tics and the West­ern Media. It’s a sub­ject that the orga­ni­za­tion and its lead­ers hold near and dear to heart. Africa Agen­da, a U.S. 501c (3) non-prof­it was found­ed with a mission…

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African News Today — This Week — This Month

Cov­er­age of the African con­ti­nent con­sti­tutes only 5.6 per­cent of inter­na­tion­al news pro­duced by US news media. This 5.6 per­cent offers for its intend­ed audi­ence lit­tle depth in the por­tray­al of an entire con­ti­nent.  —Asya A. Beso­va, and Skye Chance Coo­ley, For­eign News and Pub­lic Opin­ion, 2010 Each day sig­nif­i­cant African News—Today—This week— This Month happens…

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African Organizations Wage War on Fake News, Misinformation

The bat­tle to deal with deceit, mis­in­for­ma­tion, and its relat­ed ills, espe­cial­ly on the inter­net, has been on for many years. You’ll see me use the word “bat­tle” many times in my writ­ings on this sub­ject. It’s a bat­tle because the ter­rain is akin to war­fare. In a bat­tle where you either win or you…