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,…

Covid-19 Spared Africa — A Reality American Media Won’t Admit

In journalism, there is such a thing as agenda-setting – how the mass media — newspapers, radio, and TV, and the plurality of online channels — prioritize the news for publication. The idea that some news stories would take precedence over others gained credence with thought leaders, Maxwell McCombs and Donald Shaw, during the 1968…

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 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…

The Transformation of Africa Post-Independence: 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…

U.S. News & World Report Recognized by Africa Agenda

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…