Africa and U.S. Cities — A Recognition

With Africa and U.S. Cities, a doc­u­ment pub­lished by the Wash­ing­ton D.C.-based Cen­ter for Strate­gic and Inter­na­tion­al Studies(CSIS), news about the African con­ti­nent — its peo­ples, gov­ern­ments, insti­tu­tions, and activ­i­ties — nev­er stops. Cov­er­age of the con­ti­nent by Amer­i­­can-run, as well as African-run orga­ni­za­tions, and a mix of oth­ers, is what informs us about what…

Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict Is Dominating Africa Headline News

  Ten­sions in Ethiopia’s north­ern Tigray region have gone from talk­ing about the poten­tial for con­flict into what is now the after­math of a war between the country’s fed­er­al gov­ern­ment in Addis Aba­ba and the region­al gov­ern­ment in Tigray. An esti­mat­ed six mil­lion peo­ple live in the Tigray region.  Since fight­ing began on Novem­ber 4,…

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…

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African Community In Colorado Enter the Rough and Tumble of US Politics

Edi­tor’s Note: This post was pub­lished before the Novem­ber 6 U.S. midterm elec­tions. The  results show Jason Crow defeat­ing Mike Coff­man by 10 points (54.1 by 42.9)  With­out a doubt, one of the hottest races in the 2018 U.S. midterm elec­tion is being fought in Colorado’s Front Range which includes Auro­ra, Cen­ten­ni­al, Brighton, and the…

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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…