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…

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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.…

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…

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…