Celebrating Press Freedom: An African Perspective

By Africa Agenda on April 22, 2017

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Panelists at the 2016 Press Freedom Day event in Denver. From Left to right: Marcelo Ramirez (University of Denver student), professor Robert Uttaro (University of Denver), Sherri Maning (ENCA Farms), George Bamu (Africa Agenda), Charles Kirya (former journalist from Uganda), Tony Showcross (Denver Open Media) Susan Abbott(moderator)

Each year the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) sanctioned World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on May 3.  For the last four years Denver’s Africa Agenda has led the celebrations in Colorado. This year we are doing the same with a unique film screening event and discussion.…

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In Case You Missed It: 3/13/17 – 3/21/17

By Gelllilla Gebre-Michael on March 25, 2017

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Nigeria is a major tomato importer, despite having enough land to grow them.

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa.

In this week’s news, countries in Africa are limiting imports to support economic growth, and all African delegates denied visas for Africa Summit held in U.S.

African Nations Propose Limits to Imports into their Countries

Kenya and Ethiopia are among the countries that are taking measures to restrict international imports into their nations. This strategy is to boost internal revenue markets and incentivize citizens to shop local.

The African continent imports billions of dollars worth of grains annually.…

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In Case You Missed It: 2/21/17 – 2/27/17

By Gelllilla Gebre-Michael on March 2, 2017


17 year-old Nij Collins is a winner of the Google Code-In competition.

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa.

In this week’s news,  Nij Collins of Cameroon wins Google Code-In competition, the 19th Africa Energy Forum dates are confirmed, and South Africa remains in the International Criminal Court despite President Zuma’s notice of withdrawal.

Google Code-In competition sees first black-African winner

The Google Code-In competition is an open source project for pre-university applicants. Participants are required to be currently enrolled in a pre-university program, between the ages of 13 and 17 years old and a possess a willingness to learn.…

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In Case You Missed It: 2/6/17-2/12/17

By Gelllilla Gebre-Michael on February 16, 2017


King Mohamed VI of Morocco greets President Paul Kagame of Rwanda upon being readmitted to AU.

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa.

In this week’s news, impactAFRICA proposals are being accepted across the African continent, Somalia’s newly elected president has dual-U.S. citizenship, and Morocco is readmitted to the African Union.

impactAFRICA encouraging innovation for budding journalists

ImpactAFRICA is the sister initiative of InnovateAfrica, a competitive program that seeks to strengthen and transform African news media by compelling applicants to combat fake news.

Through the use of emerging technologies, both organizations, under the International Center for Journalists and Code for Africa, award grants of up to $100,000 to participants who can help transform African news media into traditional, factual, evidence-driven reporting.…

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Film about Cameroon to show in Denver Friday, Nov. 11

By Africa Agenda on November 6, 2016

Jude Fokwang

Something New in Old Town

Something New in Old Town, is not just another film about the African continent. Director, Jude Fokwang, has taken to the time to delve into the multi-layer facet to some of the most challenging socio-economic issues facing communities in the African continent today. The nation of Cameroon is at the forefront of the film.

What are the issues and how do we solve them? More than this, you can become a part of the solution by joining Africa Agenda and the Department of Sociology at Regis University for the public screening of this timely film.…

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In Case You Missed It: 10/24/16 – 10/30/16

By Gelllilla Gebre-Michael on October 31, 2016

Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Project

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa.

In this week’s news, Kenya is set to have the largest wind farm on the continent and the International Criminal Court loses Burundi, Gambia and South Africa.

Kenya to host largest wind farm in Africa

There has been an influx of energy investment toward the African continent. The Lake Turkana Wind Project (LTWP) covers 40,000 acres and is set to be the largest wind farm on the continent by June 2017. This stems from the global push to move from existing conventional power generation toward renewable energy.…

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Africa Agenda Releases African Ingenuity 2016 Summit Agenda

By Africa Agenda on October 16, 2016

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2016 African Ingenuity Summit Agenda

In preparation for its 3rd annual ColoradoAfrica summit, the Africa Agenda organization today released the agenda for the October 21 African Ingenuity Summit.

The agenda, which runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time, incorporates time for guest registration, remarks by selected speakers, entertainment and more importantly time for discussion on the key issues of the day. These discussions, focused on three subjects; the media, public participation and social and economic development, will be led by specialists in the field.

A specialist will pose a question, followed by a dialogue with table participants about how best to address the issue.…

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Why You Should Attend: Colorado-Africa Summit, Oct. 21

By Africa Agenda on October 8, 2016

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The African Ingenuity Summit is Coming on Oct. 21

As we’re counting down to the 3rd Annual Africa Summit in Colorado, aka the African Ingenuity Summit 2016, we wanted to remind you to get your tickets now. The tickets are available through this link: http://africaagenda.org/event/african-ingenuity-summit/

For now, we’ve got three reasons why you need to there on Friday, Oct 21.

First, there is no better time to celebrate the creative accomplishments that are taking place throughout the African continent. Some of the recent achievements include the invention by a Cameroonian of a cardio-pad that takes a reading of the human heart and sends it to a specialist for examination.…

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Africa Agenda to host its 3rd Annual Africa Summit on Oct. 21

By Africa Agenda on September 10, 2016

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A member of the Makomba Ensemble dances during Africa Agenda State of the African continent event, Nov. 2015

Celebrating and Learning from African Ingenuity

Each year Africa Agenda organizes an event to promote awareness about U.S.-Africa relations, the local African community, and positive developments across the continent.

We are excited to announce our 3rd annual Africa summit to hold on October 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Posner Center: 1031 33rd Street, Denver, CO 80205.

This year the focus is on African Ingenuity. Africans are innovating tremendous solutions combining traditional knowledge and new ideas.  Designed as a World Café, with an African buffet dinner, special speakers, music and entertainment, participants will take part in three energizing dialogues led by U.S.…

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Colorado Association of Black Journalists honors achievements at Annual Media Awards Banquet

By Gelllilla Gebre-Michael on August 25, 2016

The hum of voices drew near as participants migrated from the cocktail reception into the Penrose meeting room at the Marriott City Center in Downtown Denver.  The 29th Annual Media Awards and Scholarship Banquet presented by the Colorado Association of Black Journalists (CABJ) was an amazing experience to be involved.

As a journalism major, I had the opportunity to witness how the mechanics of radio, broadcast and print journalism combine to bring a variety of stories together.

CABJ President Gabrielle Bryant (3rd from left) with the 9News team.

CABJ President Gabrielle Bryant welcomed the group and commended the organization’s commitment to integrity, community service and excellence in media.…

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