African Journalists Must be Fair: 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…

2020 World Press Freedom Day Celebration

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 free and independent media plays in society.  As an organization, we’ve had…

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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 that 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: A Contrast in Fox News’ Coverage of the News

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 in the coverage of the coronavirus pandemic compared to the coverage of the Ebola epidemic is mind…

The BBC Rushes to Remind Us about Coups in Africa

Coups in Africa: I always thought the characterization of the African continent, sometimes by many smart, well-meaning journalists, and others, biased in their analysis, makes the continent appear like hell, the worst place to live in the eyes of the world. Narratives following the recent coup and ouster of long-time Sudanese leader Omar al Bashir…

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…

Beware Of Africa Misinformation, Says Africa Agenda Director

During the 36th Annual Black World Conference at Metropolitan State University of Denver on February 13, Africa Agenda founder 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 with a…

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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…

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Writing During Trump Era — 6 Things African Journalists Must Know

Writing during the Donald Trump Era: It was critical for those who advocated 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…