Liberian-American, Naquetta Ricks’ U.S. Primary Election Win Generates Interest

In U.S. election politics, 2020 may prove to be like 2018 when Democrats swept everything. The cleaning of the House at local and national levels left Republicans holding the bag and gasping for breath. It was not just President Donald Trump who brought baggage that weighed heavily on the conservative movement across America, the political…

The George Floyd Matter — Local Issue, Global Consequences

The recent tragic death of George Floyd, another black victim of police brutality in America, shook the world. Although occurring amidst arguably the deadliest pandemic in modern history, the coronavirus, news of his death stirred up a lot of emotions across the globe. These emotions led to protests throughout all 50 states in America, and…

As George Floyd Protests Rock U.S., Africans Take to the Streets, Internet to Vent about Inequality

On American TV, CNN’s Brianna Keiler summed up, better than anyone, what is taking place in the United States following the May 25 killing of George Floyd. You are watching America’s reckoning, the anchor of CNN’s mid-day Newsroom program narrated. She went to list the many unprecedented changes that have occurred, so quickly, some of…

A Media Breakdown of the Plot to Oust WHO Chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus

When Tedros Adhanon Ghebreyesus ascended to the top of leadership at the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2017, my colleague, Raevyn Goates wrote about it at Africa Agenda. Ghebreyesus won the vote in 2017 by 63 %, which was an overwhelming 133 votes out of 185 votes cast. He was the first director-general of the…

How Covid-19 Is Exposing Africa Media Bias Once Again

The coronavirus pandemic has brought human ingenuity to the fore. The situation has sparked a remarkable resurgence in the human spirit as people all over the world are striving in an inspiring bid to emphasize man’s most primal instinct, survival. Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, has killed over 300,000 people globally and effectively…

Reporters must understand the transformation of Africa post-independence, says Professor 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…

Be careful what you share on Facebook, says 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…

African journalists must be fair, objective in their reporting, says 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…

The 2020 World Press Freedom Day Celebration — Denver

The 2020 World Press Freedom Day is on Saturday, May 3. This day is mandated by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as a day to put press freedom issues into focus — to educate our communities about the important contribution that a free and independent media plays in society.  As an organization we’ve…

A Short-lived Optimism — African Nations Fight Covid-19 along with Pre-Existing Socio-Economic Conditions

In early February, while Western countries like Italy and Spain had recorded confirmed cases of the dreaded novel coronavirus or Covid-19, Africa, the second-largest continent and home to more than a billion people had yet to record any. This left many dumbfounded. The good news led to the rise of a bunch of fallacious ideas…