Blog by Rahwa Meharena

avatarRahwa Meharena, M.A, a contributor to Africa Agenda, works as a social media specialist in the U.S. She recently completed a news internship with All Africa Global Media in Washington D.C. Rawha also blogs at Africa's Heart Beat.

Film about 2010 Soccer World Cup airs in Denver

By Rahwa Meharena on August 9, 2012


Africa United, the movie

Africa Agenda hosted a fundraising movie showing of Africa United on Saturday, July 28.

With a humorous spin on critical issues in Africa, this film captures the story of five African children with different backgrounds that unites them as they embark on an adventure they will never forget.

Dudu is a young orphan who lectures on condoms and safe sex to his peers and lives with his young sister who is inspired to be a doctor. Dudu’s best friend, Fabrice, is a talented soccer player convinced by Dudu they should leave Rwanda and head to the audition for a warm-up act at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.…

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Ghana’s leader passes on, leaves behind a legacy of democracy

By Rahwa Meharena on July 24, 2012

Ghana Presidency

John Atta Mills, 2nd from right, with Yayi Boni, Barack Obama and David Cameron at the 2012 G8 meeting at Camp David, Maryland, USA.

Ghana’s President John Atta Mills died unexpectedly Tuesday July 24. The 68-year-old leader’s death was reported to be “sudden and untimely” in a statement signed by presidential chief of staff John Henry Martey Newman.

Vice president, John Dramani Mahama was sworn into office the same day, making him the interim president of Ghana.  According to Information Minister Fritz Baffour, Mahama will serve as President until presidential elections are held at the end of the year.…

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