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    5:00 pm An Ethiopian Odyssey @ Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
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    A Celebration of Landscape, Culture and Art. Art Display and Auction Benefiting Ethiopia Reads. All proceeds support Ethiopia Reads’ work of collaborating with Ethiopian communities to build schools, plant libraries, teach teachers, boost literacy and[...]
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    all-day 2014 Energy Africa Conference @ Colorado School of Mines
    2014 Energy Africa Conference @ Colorado School of Mines
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    2014 Energy Africa Conference @ Colorado School of Mines | Golden | Colorado | United States
    Why Attend? Access to affordable, reliable, clean and economically viable energy supply is essential to Africa’s economic growth and enhancing the standard of living of its citizens. Join hundreds of executives, decision makers and thought[...]

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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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West African Journalists Pay Visit to Africa Agenda

By Africa Agenda on September 29, 2014

Members and friends of Africa Agenda join 15 Journalists from West Africa for a group photo

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Members and friends of Africa Agenda join 15 Journalists from West Africa for a group photo


Thanks to World Denver and the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), on Monday, September 29, 15 Investigative Journalists from West Africa paid a visit to the Africa Agenda organization in Denver, Colorado.

The visit included a discussion about innovative ways for delivering news today, freedom of the press in Africa, how do you report both negative and positive African news, coverage of Ebola in West Africa, and a question and answer session. The visitors also had a chance to learn about Africa Agenda’s mission as well as the challenges involved with building an online news portal today.…

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Video: Agricultural Co-ops- Enabling Economic Advancement in Africa

By Senaiet Mesgun on September 27, 2014

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Monica Brown and Senaiet Mesgun


Monica LaBiche-Brown, executive director of Africa Development Promise, sat down for an interview with Africa Agenda to discuss the organization’s plans for building pathways to economic independence in Africa.

These cooperatives or co-ops are especially important in areas of rural Africa where small farmers may not have the monetary funds available to grow and sustain themselves. Co-ops allows a group of people to pool their resources together for a common goal to gain better market power.

Africa Development Promise is currently working in Rwanda. The organization has plans to expand into Uganda as part of their phase-two development.…

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If It Bleeds, It Leads: A Journalistic Maxim Holding True for Ebola Story

By George Bamu on September 17, 2014

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WHO plastic buckets for hand washing in Guinea


There is a cliché in the news business which says, ‘if it bleeds, it leads.’ Its a reporters’ frame of mind when dealing with big news stories and events of the moment.

By this maxim, there is a tendency for crises, disaster-like events to garner much attention to the detriment of everything else. So, we have seen how much resources, money and personnel, media organizations have poured on the Ebola coverage. To a certain extend, this is good news. We need to know what is happening so everyone is prepared.…

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Op-ed: Dams will not solve all Africa’s energy problems

By Africa Agenda on September 9, 2014

POWER ON: A surge of water signals that President Jacob Zuma has opened the control valves during the opening ceremony of the De Hoop Dam, near Steelpoort in Limpopo in March. Picture: GCIS

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POWER ON: A surge of water signals that President Jacob Zuma has opened the control valves during the opening ceremony of the De Hoop Dam, near Steelpoort in Limpopo in March. Picture: GCIS


This op-ed was shared by Peter Bosshard of International Rivers with our friends at the Global Green Grants. While sharing, Peter stated:

‘Today Sweden’s King Carl Gustav awarded the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize to John Briscoe, a long-time water manager at the World Bank and the most passionate promoter of large dams in the past two decades. Please find below an opinion piece by our Africa director Rudo Sanyanga in response to the prize.…

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CPR news story: Why Colorado’s Africans are a rising political force

By Africa Agenda on September 2, 2014

A deacon carries a cross during a celebration at Saint Mary's Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Aurora. Ethiopians make up the largest single nationality in Colorado's African community. Many settled in the state decades ago and say that as they've put down roots and raised children here, they've become increasingly politically involved - See more at: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/why-colorados-africans-are-rising-political-force#.dpuf

CPR/ Nebiyu Asfaw

A deacon carries a cross during a celebration at Saint Mary’s Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Aurora. Ethiopians make up the largest single nationality in Colorado’s African community. Many settled in the state decades ago and say that as they’ve put down roots and raised children here, they’ve become increasingly politically involved


On Tuesday, September 2, Colorado Public Radio (CPR), a National Public Radio(NPR) affiliate in Denver, broadcast a news story about the African immigrant community in Colorado. We thought it was interesting and like for you to check it out. The story includes talk about immigration, African business, the November elections etc.…

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