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. Africa News Matters is a way to bridge the gap between the need to keep you adequately informed about the African continent and the desire by news managers to take the easy way out that may bring in the ratings, and yet leave you dry, empty, and 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, by reading and watching the news ourselves and being on the alert. This is what watchdogs do. Please support this effort by making a contribution to Africa News Matters and Africa Agenda!