Mandela Fellows Receive Training at Denver’s Posner Center

DENVER (Africa News Mat­ters) —Since its incep­tion in 2014, the Man­dela Wash­ing­ton Fel­low­ship pro­gram has seen par­tic­i­pa­tion from more than 5000 young African lead­ers from all coun­tries on the con­ti­nent. That’s accord­ing to the Depart­ment of State’s Young African Lead­ers Ini­tia­tive (YALI) pro­gram web­site.  The fel­low­ship pro­gram, a sig­nif­i­cant part of YALI, works in collaboration…

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If Trump’s Africa Strategy Is A Failure — What Would Biden Do If He Wins?

  The Unit­ed States is less than four months away from the elec­tion that would deter­mine con­trol of not just the Sen­ate and the House which make up the leg­isla­tive branch of the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment, but also con­trol of the exec­u­tive branch, the White House. As the coro­n­avirus rages, and as protests over the mistreatment…

What Can Official Visits Tell Us About U.S.-Africa Relations?

As U.S. Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma’s pres­i­den­cy winds down, we at Africa Agen­da feel it is impor­tant to look back at what he and his admin­is­tra­tion did — or did­n’t do— for the African con­ti­nent over the past 8 years or so. Oba­ma him­self is half African; born to a Kenyan father and an Amer­i­can moth­er. It…

In Case You Missed It: 8/1/16–8/7/16

This week’s most impor­tant head­lines out of and about Africa In this week’s news, 54 coun­tries are rep­re­sent­ed at the 2016 Sum­mer Olympics in Rio and Pres­i­dent Oba­ma speaks to the Young African Lead­ers Ini­tia­tive. Fifty-Four African Nations Attend­ing Rio Olympics Of the 54 African coun­tries com­pet­ing in this years’ Olympics, only one team contends…

Obama’s Final State of the Union — What It Means for Africa

Unit­ed States Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma deliv­ered his final State of the Union address on Tues­day, Jan­u­ary 12. In his speech, Oba­ma focused on a num­ber of ideas, includ­ing the fact that Amer­i­ca has nev­er stopped being great, that diplo­ma­cy is a bet­ter way to deal with con­flict, and that all Amer­i­cans — regard­less of dif­fer­ences in…

In Case You Missed It 7/29/15 — 8/3/15

  The most impor­tant in this week’s head­lines out of and con­cern­ing Africa, for those who need help catch­ing up.  The week brings us news about an uproar about ani­mal poach­ing in Zim­bab­we and the con­tro­ver­sy it is caus­ing, as well as news that an esti­mat­ed 178 peo­ple cap­tured by Boko Haram were freed by the…

In Case You Missed It: 6/20/15 — 6/27/15

The most impor­tant in this week’s head­lines out of and con­cern­ing Africa, for those who need help catch­ing up. This week brings con­tro­ver­sy over Pres­i­dent Oba­ma’s vis­it to Ethiopia, an elec­tion out­come in Burun­di and a U.S. vis­it by Niger­ian pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari.  1. Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma arrived in Ethiopia Sun­day night in the final…