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Photos: Visit to Denver by Tanzanian ambassador to the U.S.

By Africa Agenda on November 22, 2014

Ambassador Liberata Mulamula visit Denver

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Tanzanian ambassador to the U.S., Her Excellency Liberata Mulamula extending a handshake to guests during a visit to Denver, November 17. Pat Kelly of the Friends of Tanzania looks on.

 The Tanzanian ambassador to the U.S., Liberata Mulamulawas, was in Denver at the invitation of the Friends of Tanzania. While in Denver she held discussions at Regis University, Colorado School of Mines, University of Denver as well as the Posner Center for International Development.

In a press statement prior to the visit, the nationwide Friends of Tanzania noted that, “Ambassador Mulamula’s visit to Colorado is the second from a Tanzanian Ambassador in the past three years and has attracted some 27 non-government organizations working with Tanzania to improve the lives of its citizens and promote greater understanding and international cooperation between Coloradoans and Tanzanians.”

We have more photos from the ambassador’s visit available through this link.…

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Energy conference highlights ways for expanding access to energy in Africa

By Naz Medhanie on November 16, 2014

Dr. Luka Powanga of Regis University speaking at the start of the 7th Annual Energy Africa conference in Golden, CO

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Dr. Luka Powanga of Regis University speaking at the start of the 7th Annual Energy Africa conference in Golden, CO

‘Africa is for all of us. We all came from Africa,’ said Melvin Foote, President and CEO of Constituency for Africa at the culmination of the 7th Annual Energy Africa Conference held November 13-14 at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO.

The two-day conference on energy brought together many executives, decision makers and thought leaders from the private sector, national governments, non-government organizations, and academia from across the globe.

They came together to learn, share, collaborate, and invest in efforts of sustainable, clean energy and power systems in Africa. …

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Video: Upcoming Colorado U.S.-Africa Summit creating awareness about Africa opportunities

By Senaiet Mesgun on November 12, 2014

Andy Astuno speaking with Senaiet Mesgun

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Andy Astuno of World Denver Young Professionals speaking with Senaiet Mesgun

In August of this year, President Obama held an unprecedented three-day summit in Washington D.C. which brought together CEO’s, Heads of States and other officials to discuss how to build stronger U.S. – Africa partnerships.

The D.C summit resulted in deals worth billions of dollars intended to boost U.S. economic investment Africa.

Africa Agenda and World Denver Young Professions(WDYP) are partnering to host a similar summit in hopes of keeping the conversation alive.

China is currently ahead of the U.S. with billions in investments and partnerships already in the works in the African continent.…

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Midterm elections: Neguse and Ricks on the steps of history

By George Bamu on October 29, 2014

Joe Neguse (1st from left) and Nequetta Ricks (2nd from the right) at the Mesop Ethiopian restaurant in Denver

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Joe Neguse (2nd from left) and Naquetta Ricks (2nd from the right) speaking at the Mesop Ethiopian restaurant in Denver

November 4, the day of the midterm elections in the United States, is almost here.

As the jostling for votes goes on, we are taking a moment to tell you about a recent campaign event, featuring Joe Neguse and Naquetta Ricks.

Neguse is a running for Colorado Secretary of State, while Ricks is a candidate for the University of Colorado(CU) board of Regents.

Both candidates have been the subject of much discussion locally and nationally because of their African heritage.…

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Denver-based NGO’s bringing the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to Colorado, Nov. 20

By Africa Agenda on October 16, 2014

Colorado Africa Summit Information

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Colorado Africa Summit Information

Riding on the shoulders of the historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, hosted by President Obama in Washington, D.C. this past summer, the Africa Agenda organization, and World Denver Young Professionals, say they will continue the discussion on strengthening U.S.-Africa relationships.

Billed as the ‘Colorado Summit’, the event to be held November 20 at the Posner Center in Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood, will explore opportunities for Colorado’s own engagement and partnership with Africa.

A statement from the Africa Agenda said, this ‘is our dynamic opportunity to explore the opportunities to expand Africa engagement from the perspective of some of the leading people and organizations working here and on the continent.’ The statement also said, “We are inviting U.S.…

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It’s tempting to jump into the Ebola fray…

By George Bamu on October 13, 2014

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It’s tempting to jump into the Ebola fray these days. The news about the spread of the disease in “West Africa” is interesting and it has gripped public attention in the United States and around the world. So, I get asked, what is going on.

I’ve tried to hold back from getting into a defensive mode, the urge to try to clarity every assumption about the disease and educate my peers about Ebola. I am not an expert on the subject, and I am only getting my own information from the experts at the U.S.…

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