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…

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…

On Russian Trolls in Ghana, Nigeria — What CNN Got Right and Wrong

If you are an avid consumer of international news you may have seen the story which Cable News Network aka CNN ran recently about Russian trolls in Ghana and Nigeria. This story is especially relevant for the United States government as it relates to the issue of meddling in its elections by foreign entities. But…

Coronavirus Vs Ebola: Media Matters Shows a Contrast in Fox News’ Coverage

Fox News has been misinforming the American public for decades. The U.S. TV audience is very much vulnerable and susceptible to the lies which Fox News puts out. This is why Fox remains a rating bonanza. Their hypocrisy on the coverage of the coronavirus pandemic compared to the coverage of the Ebola epidemic is mind…

How A Swiss Reporter Became the Story Over Protests of Cameroonian Leader – Paul Biya’s Stay in Switzerland

The Anglophone crisis in Cameroon which picked up steam in late 2016 and continues to this moment has degenerated from what was described then as a near-civil war into what is now seen as a full-blown civil war between separatists and the Cameroonian military. The casualties on both sides continue to mount. The International Crisis…