In Case You Missed It: 9/19/16 – 9/25/16

By Raevyn Goates on September 26, 2016

Leslie Lumeh uses his artwork to chronicle the ongoing effects of Ebola in Liberia.
Leslie Lumeh

Leslie Lumeh uses his artwork to chronicle the ongoing effects of Ebola in Liberia.

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa.

In this week’s news, France invests in Africa, art saves lives, and floating power plants make waves off Africa’s coast.

France Promotes African Investment at Les Rencontres Africa

France hosted a two day conference, the Les Rencontres Africa, in Paris this week. The conference focused on Africa’s economic and civic potential, and encouraged business leaders to invest in the continent, as well as support innovation and sustainability. Political leaders from 30 countries and business leaders from more than 500 French companies and 300 African companies came together.…

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In Case You Missed It: 9/12/16 – 9/18/16

By Gelllilla Gebre-Michael on September 22, 2016

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Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa.

In this week’s news, Morocco’s mosques transitioning to solar energy, Burundian refugees are offered a university education in Rwanda and Ethiopian Electric Power signs a deal with neighboring countries.

Green program to provide solar energy for all mosques in Morocco

One of the 15,000 mosques expected to run completely on solar energy.

Morocco launched the Green Mosques program two years ago in hopes of  saving money. The program seeks to raise awareness of renewable energy to the 15,000 mosques in the kingdom. Morocco has one of the largest mosques in the world.…

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Africa Agenda to host its 3rd Annual Africa Summit on Oct. 21

By Africa Agenda on September 10, 2016

A member of the Makomba dance ensemble entertains during Africa Agenda State of the African continent event, Nov. 2015
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A member of the Makomba Ensemble dances during Africa Agenda State of the African continent event, Nov. 2015

Celebrating and Learning from African Ingenuity

Each year Africa Agenda organizes an event to promote awareness about U.S.-Africa relations, the local African community, and positive developments across the continent.

We are excited to announce our 3rd annual Africa summit to hold on October 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Posner Center: 1031 33rd Street, Denver, CO 80205.

This year the focus is on African Ingenuity. Africans are innovating tremendous solutions combining traditional knowledge and new ideas.  Designed as a World Café, with an African buffet dinner, special speakers, music and entertainment, participants will take part in three energizing dialogues led by U.S.…

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Colorado Association of Black Journalists honors achievements at Annual Media Awards Banquet

By Gelllilla Gebre-Michael on August 25, 2016

CABJ President Gabrielle Bryant with the 9News team.

The hum of voices drew near as participants migrated from the cocktail reception into the Penrose meeting room at the Marriott City Center in Downtown Denver.  The 29th Annual Media Awards and Scholarship Banquet presented by the Colorado Association of Black Journalists (CABJ) was an amazing experience to be involved.

As a journalism major, I had the opportunity to witness how the mechanics of radio, broadcast and print journalism combine to bring a variety of stories together.

CABJ President Gabrielle Bryant (3rd from left) with the 9News team.

CABJ President Gabrielle Bryant welcomed the group and commended the organization’s commitment to integrity, community service and excellence in media.…

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What Can Official Visits Tell Us About U.S.-Africa Relations?

By Raevyn Goates on August 12, 2016

US President Barack Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta take part in a ceremony during Obama's visit to Kenya in July of 2015.
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta take part in a ceremony during Obama’s visit to Kenya in July of 2015.

As U.S. President Barack Obama’s presidency winds down, we at Africa Agenda feel it is important to look back at what he and his administration did – or didn’t do – for the African continent over the past 8 years or so.

Obama himself is half African; born to a Kenyan father and an American mother. It stands to reason that, from a personal standpoint, he would be invested in the welfare of the continent. Indeed, Obama did have aspirations for the continent from early on.…

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In Case You Missed It: 9/05/16 – 9/11/16

By Raevyn Goates on September 12, 2016

Nigerian actress Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama stars in three of the Nigerian films showcased at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.
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Nigerian actress Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama stars in three of the Nigerian films showcased at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa.

In this week’s news, Nigerian filmmakers get a big break and Ghana’s women take to the roads.

Toronto International Film Festival Turns Spotlight to Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria was chosen by the Toronto International Film Fesitval (TIFF) to take part in its 2016 City to City program. Each year, TIFF chooses a city whose filmmakers are showcased, and this year they turned their sights to Africa. The Nigerian film industry, known informally as ‘Nollywood’, is one of the largest in the world.…

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In Case You Missed It: 8/22/16 – 9/1/16

By George Bamu on September 2, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg dining with business and political leaders in Kenya
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Mark Zuckerberg dining with business and political leaders in Kenya

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa.

In this week’s news, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg visits Nigeria and Kenya, and African migrants flow into Mexico.

Mexico Issues Transit Visas to African Migrants

According to an Associated Press story reprinted by the Colorado Springs Gazette, authorities in Mexico have recently issued transit visas to an estimated 424 African migrants on their way to the United States.

The migrants are expected to apply for asylum in the United States when they get to the U.S.-Mexico border, the report states.…

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