ABOUT AFRICA AGENDA
WHAT’S HAPPENING – COVID-19 & THE NEWS
These are difficult times for all of us in the United States, in the African continent, and around the world as COVID-19, the coronavirus, disrupts our lives. Please know that we have you in mind during these challenging times.
Let’s all follow the advice of our health, government officials, to help combat the spread of the disease. Our prayers are for the safety of everyone, first and foremost!
As an organization, we remain committed to our mission of improving the delivery of African news worldwide. This is huge, but it comes in incremental steps. We have taken the first steps by recognizing there is a problem, and now we are on our way to making bold changes to African news. Stay with us!
Despite our size and the shoestring budget we operate on, we're focusing on what is important. We laid out our 2020 plans several months ago. Part of the plan is to put our efforts on the development of a fact-checking system, a stereotype checker and a perception scorecard for African news. Stay with us!Africa Agenda is driven by the need to change the one-sided narrative of African News. We use this website, journalistic tools, and events, including the Africa News Matters website, as platforms for critical engagement and news analysis about the African continent.Founded on December 11, 2004 by George Bamu and formed as a 501C(3) non-profit organization, governed under Colorado State and the Internal Revenue Service(IRS) laws, Africa Agenda’s mission is to promote positive African News through engagement with the community, mass media outlets, leaders and lay people.
More than an information portal, Africa Agenda is a news media and education organization and a work in progress.
MISSION & VISSION
Africa Agenda’s mission is to foster understanding and engagement with Africa and African society in a fair and unbiased way.
Africa Agenda envisions a world in which the vibrant contributions of Africa and African society make a better life for everyone.
Africa Agenda seeks to:
(Media) Identify, track, and disseminate unreported African news.
(Education) Create programs that provide the opportunity for educational exchange between Africa and the global community in an effort to facilitate valuable discourse on the media, democracy, culture, business, and economics.