On Africa’s Desertification — We see a divided U.S. media

The deser­ti­fi­ca­tion of Africa, espe­cial­ly in the Sahel region, is a com­mon top­ic of dis­cus­sion in cli­mate change relat­ed news. The issue of dimin­ish­ing water resources, and low­er agri­cul­tur­al out­put, are now some of the  fac­tors which the main­stream media in the U.S. says is to blame for the con­tin­u­ing African migra­tion to Europe. We see an exam­ple in this arti­cle by…

In Case You Missed It: 4/25/16 – 5/1/16

  The most impor­tant in this week’s head­lines out of and about Africa, for those who need help catch­ing up. Papa Wem­ba’s Lega­cy Cel­e­brat­ed World­wide  The musi­cal lega­cy of Papa Wem­ba, the Con­golese musi­cian who died on April 24, is being cel­e­brat­ed not just through­out the Africa con­ti­nent but around the world. Wem­ba col­lapsed on stage…

In Case You Missed It: 3/14/16 — 3/20/16

The most impor­tant in this week’s head­lines out of and about Africa, for those who need help catch­ing up. In this week’s news, many coun­tries head to the polls, Egypt makes a major dis­cov­ery, and Nige­ria deals a blow to its women. Major Elec­tions Held in Six African Coun­tries On Sun­day, vot­ers in Benin, Cape Verde, Congo,…

In Case You Missed It 8/4/15 — 8/8/15

 The most impor­tant in this week’s head­lines out of and con­cern­ing  Africa, for those who need help catch­ing up.  This week brings news about talks of Musev­eni run­ning for re-elec­­tion as pres­i­dent of Ugan­da, Cameroon returns 12,000 Niger­ian refugees, and a Mali hotel siege that ends with 12 peo­ple dead. Mesev­eni seek­ing anoth­er term in office After…

African Journalists Pay Visit to Africa Agenda

Thanks to World Den­ver and the U.S. Depart­ment of State Inter­na­tion­al Vis­i­tor Lead­er­ship Pro­gram (IVLP), on Mon­day, Sep­tem­ber 29, 15 Inves­tiga­tive Jour­nal­ists from West Africa paid a vis­it to the Africa Agen­da orga­ni­za­tion in Den­ver, Col­orado. The vis­it includ­ed a dis­cus­sion about inno­v­a­tive ways of deliv­er­ing news today, free­dom of the press in Africa, how…

Niger 2010: Lessons in African Governance

Intend­ed Audi­ence: Stu­dents of African pol­i­tics ***Open book study: 1 hour. Please see ques­tions at end of the page. You are wel­come to sup­ple­ment your read­ing with mate­r­i­al out­side of the text book. What recent­ly hap­pened in Niger and what are the con­se­quences: The rever­ber­a­tions of a “soft coup” which occurred in the ura­ni­um rich nation of…