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In Case You Missed It: 12/26/16 – 1/2/17

By Africa Agenda on January 4, 2017

Reuters

Gambia Yahya Jammeh attends the plenary session of the Africa-South America Summit on Margarita Island

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

In this week’s news, politics take center stage in the African continent. Elections in The Gambia and Ghana are being finalized and a look ahead to Zimbabwe in 2018.

Election Results in The Gambia

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh surprised nearly the entire world when he acknowledged defeat in this year’s presidential election. However, it did not take him long to return back to form after he then came out and said that he will reject all results of the election.  

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Happy Holidays!

By Africa Agenda on December 17, 2016

As we approach a new year, 2017, we at Africa Agenda wish you and your family a merry, joyous Christmas and splendid holiday season! We are taking a break and will resume our work in earnest on Monday, January 2.

Enjoy!

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Film about Cameroon to show in Denver Friday, Nov. 11

By Africa Agenda on November 6, 2016

Jude Fokwang

Something New in Old Town

Something New in Old Town, is not just another film about the African continent. Director, Jude Fokwang, has taken to the time to delve into the multi-layer facet to some of the most challenging socio-economic issues facing communities in the African continent today. The nation of Cameroon is at the forefront of the film.

What are the issues and how do we solve them? More than this, you can become a part of the solution by joining Africa Agenda and the Department of Sociology at Regis University for the public screening of this timely film.…

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Africa Agenda Releases African Ingenuity 2016 Summit Agenda

By Africa Agenda on October 16, 2016

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2016 African Ingenuity Summit Agenda

In preparation for its 3rd annual ColoradoAfrica summit, the Africa Agenda organization today released the agenda for the October 21 African Ingenuity Summit.

The agenda, which runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time, incorporates time for guest registration, remarks by selected speakers, entertainment and more importantly time for discussion on the key issues of the day. These discussions, focused on three subjects; the media, public participation and social and economic development, will be led by specialists in the field.

A specialist will pose a question, followed by a dialogue with table participants about how best to address the issue.…

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Colorado Black Round Table Critical Issues Summit: Oct. 14 – Oct. 16

By Africa Agenda on October 10, 2016

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As the November 8 U.S. Election approaches–community groups and organizations are  engaging American citizens about important issues which impact them. The Colorado Black Round Table (CBRT) is inviting the community to a series of discussions, awards and recognition ceremonies along these lines. The organization has published a schedule of its election-related activities as follows. Please join them. 

CBRT SUMMIT CRITICAL ISSUES

October 14th SESSION 1 CRITICAL ISSUES:

“Why This Election Is So Important”

Guest Speaker: Reginald Bolding, Arizona State Representative

Holiday Inn Stapleton (Aztec Room-5 pm)

Community Respondents:

Honorable Penfield Tate, Attorney, Former State Representative
Walter Jones, Attorney, Economic Development Specialist
Barbara Jones, 2nd Vice President, Colorado Democratic Party
Sondra Young, President, Denver NAACP

Art Way, Attorney, Senior Director, Colorado Drug Policy Alliance

Rita Lewis, Attorney, Commissioner, Colorado Civil Rights Commission
Dr.…

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Why You Should Attend: Colorado-Africa Summit, Oct. 21

By Africa Agenda on October 8, 2016

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The African Ingenuity Summit is Coming on Oct. 21

As we’re counting down to the 3rd Annual Africa Summit in Colorado, aka the African Ingenuity Summit 2016, we wanted to remind you to get your tickets now. The tickets are available through this link: http://africaagenda.org/event/african-ingenuity-summit/

For now, we’ve got three reasons why you need to there on Friday, Oct 21.

First, there is no better time to celebrate the creative accomplishments that are taking place throughout the African continent. Some of the recent achievements include the invention by a Cameroonian of a cardio-pad that takes a reading of the human heart and sends it to a specialist for examination.…

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

By Africa Agenda on September 10, 2016

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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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CARE ABOUT GLOBAL ISSUES?

By Africa Agenda on June 18, 2016

Posner Poverty Hackathon: JULY 10 – 12, 2016

CARE ABOUT GLOBAL ISSUES? HAVE SKILLS TO CONTRIBUTE?

Come “hack” a solution to one of these challenges:

  • Starfish: Creating Participant-Centered Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Africa Agenda: Promoting a Holistic View of the Continent
  • The Women’s Bakery: Elevating Entrepreneurship in East Africa

We’re looking for individuals with skills in tech, entrepreneurship, education, and much more.

There will be funding for the winning solution, and prizes for teams!

Full Event (July 10–12):

Registration Before June 15:

  • $25 – Posner Tenants/Members; Students
  • $40 – Professionals

Registration On or After June 15:

  • $40 – Posner Tenants/Members; Students
  • $50 – Professionals

Closing Night Happy Hour Only (July 12, 5–7pm):

  • $10 – Posner Tenants/Members
  • $15 – General Public

Learn More About The Africa Agenda Challenge>>>> Africa Agenda Challenge

Register>>>> POVERTYHACK.POSNERCENTER.ORG

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Photos: Denver’s World Press Freedom Day Celebration, 2016

By Africa Agenda on May 3, 2016

World Press Freedom Day May 3, 2016

Held at the Posner Center for International Development, the event brought together local journalists, academia, students and the public to discuss issues of free speech around the world and how they relate to international development.

Moderated by media expert and consultant, Susan Abbott, the panelists included the following:

  • Robert Uttaro Ph.D., Professor University of Denver (Nigeria)
  • Sherry Manning, Founder and Executive Director, Friends of ENCA Farms (the Philippines)
  • Charles Kirya, CEO & Founder MEAIntl LLC (Uganda)
  • Marcelo A. Ramirez Garcia-Rojas, Student, University of Denver (Mexico)
  • Tony Shawcross, Executive Director, Open Media Foundation (Honduras and Colorado)
  • George Bamu, Founder and Executive Director,  Africa Agenda (Cameroon)

Prior to the discussions, the audience was treated to a film, Reportera, which chronicled the challenges which journalists face in Mexico as they report about crime, drug cartels, and other social problems.…

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Happy New Year 2016, from all of us at Africa Agenda!

By Africa Agenda on January 1, 2016

AFP: Pius Utomi Ekpei

People walk around a large Christmas tree at the Freedom Square in Owerri, Nigeria, on New Year’s Eve.

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