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…

Online Event: Africa Matters to U.S. Cities: U.S. Diplomacy under President Biden

Over the past few decades, Africa has shaped the wealth, for­eign pol­i­cy pro­file, aca­d­e­m­ic suc­cess, and cul­tur­al life of America’s major cities. As part of a year-long research project, the CSIS Africa Pro­gram pro­filed the var­i­ous ties 15 indi­vid­ual U.S. cities have to the con­ti­nent; veer­ing away from the recur­rent themes of doom and gloom…

Africa and U.S. Cities — A Recognition

With Africa and U.S. Cities, a doc­u­ment pub­lished by the Wash­ing­ton D.C.-based Cen­ter for Strate­gic and Inter­na­tion­al Studies(CSIS), news about the African con­ti­nent — its peo­ples, gov­ern­ments, insti­tu­tions, and activ­i­ties — nev­er stops. Cov­er­age of the con­ti­nent by Amer­i­­can-run, as well as African-run orga­ni­za­tions, and a mix of oth­ers, is what informs us about what…

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…