By Africa Agenda on December 15, 2014
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.
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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.…
By George Bamu on November 29, 2014
Families walk up to be served a meal at the 9th Annual ACC Thanksgiving potluck, Nov. 24
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.…
By Africa Agenda on November 22, 2014
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.…
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
‘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. …
By Senaiet Mesgun on November 12, 2014
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.…
By George Bamu on October 29, 2014
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.…