Sudan Coup, Fighting in Libya, Rwandan Genocide Remembrance – Lead Africa Headlines

Fighting in Libya Threatens Security in Entire Northern Africa Region In Libya, the news is not about progress in the country – it’s about instability there which helped push American troops out, albeit temporarily. It’s not clear where the U.S. troops, escaping the intense fighting in Tripoli, are relocating to. Eight years after former Libyan…

NBC News Story On Central African Republic Fuels Afro-Pessimism

I stumbled upon this story about the chaotic situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) on TV Newswer, a website focused on things that are going on in the media and telecommunications landscape.   Then I turned to the reporting that correspondent Cynthia McFadden had produced for NBC News pertaining to her recent trip to…

Africa Agenda Director Cautions Americans To Beware Of Africa Misinformation

During the 36th Annual Black World Conference at Metropolitan State University of Denver on February 13, Africa Agenda founder and director -George Bamu spoke about African Politics and the Western Media. It’s a subject that the organization and its leaders hold near and dear to heart. Africa Agenda, a U.S. 501c (3) non-profit was founded…

U.S. News & World Report Recognized with Africa Agenda’s “Best in Africa Reporting” Award

Africa Agenda’s inaugural “Best in Africa Reporting” awards were announced during the organization’s 2018 Africa Summit on November 2, 2018. The awards were given, albeit symbolically, to two news organizations judged to have done an excellent job in their reportage of African news in a fair and unbiased way. Read more here. The second-place winner will…

As Fake News Grows – Organizations Wage War on Africa 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…

In The Era of Trump — Six Things Every African Journalist – Blogger Must Know

It is critical for those who advocate on behalf of the African continent, African bloggers and journalists especially, to take a stand and fight for the continent we believe in. African bloggers need to have a voice on the internet, just as the military has a voice on the military affairs of a nation, or…

Boko Haram and the Media

Boko Haram is a militant group primarily located in Nigeria. The terrorist organization is fighting to overthrow the Nigerian government and create an Islamic state. Nigeria is a very religious country with Christianity and Islamic faith being its most predominant religions and having a nearly-equal ratio split between them. According to Heidi Schultz, an author…

After it skipped Africa analysis, CU professor says NYT report is “S***hole” stereotype”

I did not know many of the reports Peter S. Goodman alluded to in his January 27 article in The New York Times had come out until University of Colorado (CU) professor of Anthropology Laura Deluca drew my attention to them. Deluca spends much of her time learning about the African continent and interacting with…