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    People from Gwoza, Borno State, displaced by the violence and unrest caused by the insurgency, are pictured at a refugee camp in Mararaba Madagali, Adamawa State, February 18, 2014. (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters)
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Pressure mounting on African govt’s to destroy Boko Haram

By George Bamu on February 26, 2015

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While some people would like to quickly equate the extremist actions of the so-called ISIS terrorist group with the Islamic faith, the carnage that a similar terrorist organization—Boko Haram–is inflicting on its people goes on.  Read: Why Calling ISIS Islamic Only Plays Into Its Hands

This debate is even more intense vis-à-vis Boko Haram, a group that is bent on the imposition of Sharia law in Northern Nigeria.

John Campbell, a former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria provides a comparison between the two groups. In ISIS and Boko Haram, Campbell thinks, “The relationship, if any, between Nigeria’s Boko Haram and ISIS is a question that vexes the policy community’”

In sub-Saharan Africa, three nations; Nigeria, where Boko Haram originated, Cameroon and Chad–are all in the throes of the carnage which the group has caused.…

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A Way Out of Nigeria’s Political Crisis?

By Africa Agenda on February 19, 2015

A woman casts her vote during the presidential elections at Surulere district in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos April 16, 2011. (Courtesy Reuters/ Akintunde Akinleye)

By John Campbell

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has broken with President Goodluck Jonathan’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in favor of the opposition …read more

Source:: A Way Out of Nigeria’s Political Crisis?

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Africa Agenda awarded $4,000 grant by Denver Foundation

By Africa Agenda on February 3, 2015

Denver Foundation

For Immediate Release

The Africa Agenda organization is pleased to announce the receipt of a $4,000 grant award from The Denver Foundation.

In a letter to the Africa Agenda organization dated December 2014, the Foundation stated, among other things, “Africa Agenda works to eliminate negative and biased perceptions the community at large may have about African contributions to American society, using Denver as its backyard.”

The letter continued, Africa Agenda “achieves this goal by integrating the various perspectives, experiences, and, most importantly, the many assets of Africans by using news media and symposia.”

“This grant money will be used to help strengthen Africa Agenda as we look forward to our growth in the years ahead.…

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Changing Lives: The Arkansas-Rwanda coffee blend

By Heather Newell on February 3, 2015

Westrock Coffee

“Westrock Coffee links community to community. Our drive is to be a catalyst for real change in lives of farmers and our families, through honest, direct trade with transparency at every stage in the supply chain from crop to cup. The end result is strong, sustainable growth at origin and a quality product for our customers.”

Community to community, huh? That’s a literal understatement.

I stood in my little kitchen, barefoot on a winter afternoon, reading the label from my gifted gold bag of medium-roasted Meza coffee. “Meza” is a Kinyarwanda word for morning and so I knew this small bag was special – at least for me.…

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From our own correspondent: After floods, life goes on in Malawi

By Muthi Nhlema on February 2, 2015

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Muthi Nhlema

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Today we are taking a moment to report about the recent floods which hit the African nation of Malawi. So, bear with us for just a moment. This is important.

As Malawi is passing through what many believe is but the eye of the storm, the worst in a generation, the country is quickly coming to terms with the mammoth scale of the human and material loss of the recent flash floods.

Over 200,000 people displaced and rendered homeless! Close to 200 confirmed dead! And hundreds more missing and yet to be found! And the counting is not yet over.…

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