Thank You America! Campaign Recognizes Aurora, Colorado Civic, Community Leaders

By George Bamu on March 18, 2017

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Honorees from the Thank You America! Campaign, Betsy Oudenhoven (1st left), Papa Dia(second right) pose with Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan(2nd left) and City Manager, George Noe(1st right) at city hall, March 15. Richardo Gambetta-Alvarado of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs looks on.

The idea and story of Aurora, Colorado as a diverse, prosperous city never gets old every time it is told. While Aurora has seen its share of issues which trouble American inner cities, it remains a place that revels in its beauty, making it an attraction to people from all over the world.…

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World Press Fredom Day event–Focus on African coverage

By George Bamu on May 4, 2014

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Community College of Aurora

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To celebrate the 23rd World Press Freedom Day, ‘CCA will co-host a community discussion May 8 from 5-7 p.m. about the important role of news in the promotion of growth and development in Africa.’ Read more

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How best can local U.S. Media inform us about Africa?

By Africa Agenda on April 24, 2014

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Media Freedom for a Better World

Emerging African News—How best can local U.S. Media inform us about Africa?

 Aurora, Colo.–May 8, 5-7 p.m. The Forum, Community College of Aurora (CCA) 16000 E Centretech Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80011

The 1991 Declaration of Windhoek which established World Press Freedom Day on May 3 called for a “free, independent, pluralistic media worldwide, characterizing free press as essential to democracy and as a fundamental human right.’

As the world celebrates the 23rd World Press Freedom Day, many of the challenges cited in the Declaration of Windhoek; funding support for non-governmental media worldwide ‘that reflect the society as a whole and the different points of view within the communities they serve,’ as well as ‘the encouragement of positive changes taking place in Africa’ are yet to be achieved.…

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Things about Rwanda not reported in the news

By Africa Agenda on June 2, 2012

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“As a result of the things that have happened in Rwanda, I think it is important for us to know that Rwanda is one of the fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa. It also has the most female politicians than any country in the world. It is one of those countries that is progressive, looking at having the whole country wired by fiber optic wire throughout the country; things like that–that are truly progressive and are not reported in the news”

Monica LaBiche Brown

There is even more..

Watch the attached video clip to find out…

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Building Cameroon through civic engagement

By George Bamu on May 8, 2009

Cameroon Information and Education Day(CIED) in Colorado

We had an impressive turn out of the community at the Africa Agenda Cameroon Information and Education Day(CIED) event at Community College of Aurora(CCA) May 7.

There were remarks from the following:

(CCA) President Dr. Linda Bowman, Denver City Councilman Michael Hancock , Coordinator of Global Initiatives at CCA, Elizabeth Hirsh. Members of the Cameroonian Community in Colorado were there as well, including Dr. Cliford Asobo, Dr. David Makongo, Inkriz Ndikum, and Dr. Ajume Wingo. The Cameroon embassy in D.C. was represented by Communications Counselor, Richard Nyamboli.

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