Africa News High­lights — Each day impor­tant events involv­ing the African con­ti­nent hap­pen around the world. Some of these events, unprece­dent­ed, oth­ers mun­dane in nature, attract the atten­tion of jour­nal­ists, blog­gers, and ordi­nary cit­i­zens alike. Why news man­agers chose to high­light some sto­ries and not oth­ers, leav­ing impor­tant sto­ries on the back end, is a ques­tion at the core of the mis­sion of Agen­da Agen­da and Africa News Mat­ters. These dai­ly, week­ly, and some­times month­ly high­lights are a way to bridge the gap between the need to keep you ade­quate­ly informed about the African con­ti­nent and the desire of news man­agers to take the easy way out. This approach may bring in the rat­ings, and yet leave you uninformed.

Each day — week or month  — our writ­ers and edi­tors take the time to sift through the hun­dreds of sto­ries about the con­ti­nent cir­cu­lat­ing — to get you what you need to know and why things hap­pened. Even while we strive to use soft­ware tools to get the news into a sin­gle spot for easy under­stand­ing, we still scout for the news man­u­al­ly, read­ing and watch­ing the news our­selves and being on the alert. This is what watch­dogs do.

We hope it will be help­ful in sort­ing out the impor­tant stuff in a world inun­dat­ed with infor­ma­tion and break­ing head­lines, and bring your atten­tion to the issues that may not have got­ten the most cov­er­age dur­ing the week. Please sup­port this effort by mak­ing a con­tri­bu­tion to Africa News Mat­ters and Africa Agen­da! Thank you!

Africa News Highlights — April 11, 2022

DENVER  — (AFRICA NEWS MATTERS)  Each week our staff at Africa News Mat­ters com­piles a list of impor­tant Africa sto­ries to feed your curios­i­ty. WHY ARE WE DOING THIS? Ethiopi­an Video Jour­nal­ist for Asso­ci­at­ed Press Released on Bail With World Press Free­dom Day approach­ing, the detain­ment of Ethiopi­an video jour­nal­ist of the Asso­ci­at­ed Press Amir Aman Kiyaro deserves…

Africa News Highlights — April 8, 2022

DENVER — (AFRICA NEWS MATTERS)  AFRICA NEWS HIGHLIGHTS — April 8, 2022. WHY ARE WE DOING THIS? April 7, 2022 — The New York Times The New York Times: A Covid Mys­tery in Africa. April 4, 2022 — FIFA Third time lucky for Cameroon?. April 4, 2022 — My Broad­band South Africa’s top 10 news publications…

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Africa New Highlights — March 28, 2022

DENVER, USA — (Africa News Mat­ters)  Our Africa News High­lights focus­es on some of the most impact­ful head­lines out of and about Africa that you may have missed. This week’s sto­ries come from the fol­low­ing pub­li­ca­tions: For­eign Pol­i­cy Research Insti­tute, Asso­ci­at­ed Press (AP), CBS News, Slate Mag­a­zine, Fed­er­al News Net­work, and The Guardian.  WHY ARE…