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Martin Luther King Day: A Day On, Not A Day Off

By Africa Agenda on January 18, 2015

MLK Day

National Service.org

‘On MLK Day, Americans across the country come together for a day of service, picking up the baton handed to us by past generations and carrying forward their efforts. As one people, we show that when ordinary citizens come together to participate in the democracy we love, justice will not be denied. So make the commitment to serve your community throughout the year – and make MLK Day a day on, not a day off.’  Courtesy of National Service.org

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At year-end news brief, Obama strikes note of optimism on Ebola, America

By George Bamu on December 28, 2014

Obama Year-End News Conference

The White House

The pandemonium about Ebola in West Africa and the potential ripple effects it created in the United States and around the world may have subsided.

While the dangers remain, there is hope on the horizon.

Speaking during his traditional end-of-year news conference December 19, U.S. President–Barack Obama noted that,  ‘America knows how to solve problems, and when we work together, we can’t be stopped”

In his opening remarks, among other things, Obama noted that America is leading the global fight to deal with the Ebola crisis in West Africa. ‘We are leading the global fight to combat Ebola in in West Africa, and we are preventing an outbreak from taking place here at home”

Ebola: America Solves Problems

‘Through persistent effort and faith in the American people, things get better.’

Saying this seemed to be the general theme for his year-end message, the President beckoned the press corps to continue to report about these issues, even when things seem like they are ‘popping.’ Some of those things include race relations in the U.S.…

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ZATA Project—Mixing Science with the Arts, to bring change in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe

By Heather Newell on December 23, 2014

ZATA Project Art on Display
Africa Agenda

ZATA Project Art on Display

December 1 was World AIDS Day, but with Ebola capturing the headlines, the global campaign against HIV/AIDS may be taking a back seat in the global news agenda.

This may just be temporary, as the disease remains a big challenge, a health issue that is not going away or abating anytime soon.

While the rates of transmission in Zimbabwe have decreased, the consequences  remain. Demographics, as well as economic opportunities, have all been impacted.

In looking forward, there is hope that the next generation of scientists, governments and philanthropic organizations will stay at the forefront in the fight to combat, if not eliminate, HIV/AIDS.…

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Happy Holidays! Our Work Continues!

By Africa Agenda on December 15, 2014

Season's Greetings from Africa Agenda

Africa Agenda

Season’s Greetings

We at Africa Agenda would like to wish all of our friends, colleagues and global audience, the Season’s Greetings.

Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and what have you, is a time for celebration! We hope that your time of celebration is well spent in the company of your loved ones. Also, we wish you joy and peace, as we mark the beginning of a new year in 2015.

Point of View

As an organization, we are grateful that we are still here and doing important, significant and impact-ful work for our community. That’s right! It is about social change–news, information and events; stirring and steering the Africa conversation in new directions.…

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African Community Center Brings Families Together for Thanksgiving Potluck.

By George Bamu on November 29, 2014

Families walk up to be served a meal at the 9th ACC Annual Thanksgiving potluck, Nov. 24

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Families walk up to be served a meal at the 9th Annual ACC Thanksgiving potluck, Nov. 24

The 9th Annual Thanksgiving Party which the African Community Center (ACC) of Denver organized was probably bigger than I had anticipated. I knew this as soon as I approached the building of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Denver, the evening of November 24.

The area reserved for parking  was full. Many visitors, including me, wondered around the place for a while looking for a spot to park.

Inside, the reception hall, used for all sorts of activities, including basketball, had been temporarily transformed for this special occasion.…

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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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