The annual Africa summit in Colorado, organized by Africa Agenda, was conceived after the historic U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit hosted by former president Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. in August of 2014.
Beginning in 2013 each year Africa Agenda has led the celebration of World Press Freedom Day in Denver. The day is set aside by UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization).
Coverage of the African continent constitutes only 5.6 percent of international news produced by US news media. This 5.6 percent offers for its intended audience little depth in the portrayal of an entire continent.