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Straight Talk Africa

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Host Shaka Ssali examines topics of special interest to Africans, including politics, health, social issues and conflict resolution in this hour long call-in show.Weekly topics include news and current events, political developments, social and media issues.

Host Shaka Ssali examines topics of special interest to Africans, including politics, health, social issues and conflict resolution in this hour long call-in show.Weekly topics include news and current events, political developments, social and media issues.
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Location:

Washington, DC

Networks:

VOA

Description:

Host Shaka Ssali examines topics of special interest to Africans, including politics, health, social issues and conflict resolution in this hour long call-in show.Weekly topics include news and current events, political developments, social and media issues.

Language:

English

Contact:

Voice of America TV to Africa - Suite 1613 330 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20237 USA 1.202.619.3111


Episodes

U.S. Midterm Elections: Impact on Africa - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast] Wed., - November 07, 2018

11/7/2018
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In this episode of Straight Talk Africa guest-host Vincent Makori examines how the outcome of the U.S. Midterm elections will affect Africa. He is joined by VOA’s election expert Steve Redisch, Emira Woods of Africans Rising for Justice Peace & Dignity and analyst Abdi-Qafar Abdi Wardere.

Duration:00:59:59

Cameroon Presidential Elections: Who Really Won? - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast] Wed., - October 31, 2018

10/31/2018
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On the this Straight Talk Africa, an in-depth look at who really won in the Cameroon presidential election October 7th where incumbent President Paul Biya was declared the winner with 71% of the vote. Guest-host Vincent Makori is joined by Cameroon Minister of Communication Issa Tchiroma Bakary, analyst Eric Chinje, Managing editor of VOA’s French to Africa Bagassi Koura and CEO of The Immigrant Magazine Charles Anchang.

Duration:00:59:59

Investigative Journalism in Africa: Exposing Corruption, Child Exploitation and More - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast] - October 24, 2018

10/24/2018
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Guest host Vincent Makori discusses investigative journalism in Africa with Brian Adeba, Deputy Director of Policy, Enough Project, Tom Detzel, Investigations Editor, Voice of America, John-Allan Namu, Investigative Journalist, CEO, Africa Uncensored, and Finlay Young, Investigative Journalist.

Duration:00:59:59

Africa’s Land Reform Challenge - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast] - October 17, 2018

10/17/2018
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Guest host Vincent Makori discusses Africa’s land ownership and the challenge of land reform with Phiwokuhle Mnyandu, Ph.D., Professor, Howard University, Ernst Roets, Deputy CEO, AfriForum, and with Zanele Lwana, Deputy President, Black First Land First.

Duration:00:59:59

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump Africa Trip - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast] - October 10, 2018

10/10/2018
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Guest host Vincent Makori discusses the significance of U.S. First Lady Melania Trump’s four-nation visit to Africa with Emira Woods, Africans Rising for Justice Peace & Dignity, an International Working Group Member, Patsy Widakuswara, White House Correspondent, and Benedicto Kondowe, Human Rights Advocate & Civil Society Education Coalition.

Duration:00:59:59

Can Africa Win Its War on Corruption? - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast] - October 03, 2018

10/3/2018
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Guest host Vincent Makori discusses corruption in Africa with Ambassador Arikana Chihombori-Quao, Ambassador of the African Union to the United States, Paul Banoba, Regional Coordinator for East Africa, Transparency International, and with Irungu Houghton, Executive Director, Amnesty International Kenya.

Duration:00:59:59

2018 United Nations General Assembly - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast] - September 26, 2018

9/26/2018
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Guest host Vincent Makori and his panelists discuss the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly; with Steve Herman, VOA White House Bureau Chief, Pauline Muchina, Ph.D., Africa Representative, American Friends Service Committee, Kwaku Nuamah, Ph.D., Professor, School of International Studies, American University, Gnaka Lagoke, Ph.D., Pan-Africana Studies, Lincoln University, and Kennedy Akolo, Regional Director, Africa for American Friends Service Committee.

Duration:00:59:59

The African Capacity Building Foundation - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast] Wed., - September 19, 2018

9/19/2018
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This episode of Straight Talk Africa focuses on the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF). The African Union's specialized agency for capacity development has coordinated programs worth $700 million dollars, across 48 countries since 1991. Guest-host Vincent Makori examines th work of the foundation with Professor Emmanuel Nnadozie, Executive Secretary of ACFB and grantees Cynthia Coredo Moses, Program Manager of Boxgirls Kenya and Violet Moraa Mogaka an agricultural economist.

Duration:00:59:59

A Discussion with Bobi Wine - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast] - September 12, 2018

9/12/2018
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Shaka Ssali hosts Ugandan Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi, who is also a musician popularly known as Bobi Wine and with Ambassador Mull Sebujja Katende, Ugandan Ambassador to the USA, to discuss the current political climate in Uganda, including Wine's arrest.

Duration:00:59:59

Mandela Washington Fellows Yali Town Hall - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast] - September 05, 2018

9/5/2018
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Straight Talk Africa presents a town hall introducing members of the Mandela Washington Fellows for Young African Leaders Initiative. This year, to commemorate Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, the fellows participated in community service projects and pledged to continue Mandela’s legacy. Fellows come from all 49 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Shaka Ssali chats with his panelists; Rick-Ernest Bonnier, Nomfundo Mkhize, Clifford Niba Akonteh, M’Bemba Kabinet Koita, and Louisa Nakanuku-Diggs.

Duration:00:59:59

Bobi Wine and Kofi Annan - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast] - August 29, 2018

8/29/2018
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Shaka Ssali discusses the arrest, detention and release of Bobi Wine and the legacy of the late Kofi Annan with Stephane Dujarric, UN Spokesperson, Mildred Tuhaise, a Senior Reporter at NBS TV, Jeffrey Smith, Executive Director of Vanguard Africa, and Daniel Kawuma, Chairman of the Uganda Diaspora Investment Company, USA.

Duration:00:59:59

MLK: A Global Vision for Justice - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast] - August 22, 2018

8/22/2018
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Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali moderates a panel discussion about the legacy of #MartinLutherKing beyond the United States and his kinship with African leaders pursuing independence from colonial rule. #VOAMLKLegacy #ausoc

Duration:00:59:59

On the Road in Zimbabwe and Malawi - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast] Wed., - August 15, 2018

8/15/2018
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Fresh off a two-nation visit to Zimbabwe and Malawi, Shaka Ssali, talks about the people he met and the political landscape in both countries. Together, with VOA reporter Pail Ndiho they observed and reported on the election process in Zimbabwe. Shaka afterward traveled to Malawi where he interviewed former President Bakili Muluzi and current Vice President Saulos Chilima. Peter Clottey interviews Shaka and Paul about the experiences and brings in VOA reporter Chris Gande, who provides...

Duration:00:59:59

Politics in the DRC- Straight Talk Africa [simulcast] Wed., - August 08, 2018

8/8/2018
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Elections in the DRC are set for December, however the political situation is fluid and there is uncertainty about the future. Guest-host Peter Clottey is joined by Gilbert Mundela, former representative of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDSP), a major opposition party in the DRC, Jean Claude Nkongolo, President of Congolese United for Change in the DRC (CUCDRC), a diaspora pressure group and VOA reporter Idrissa Fall to discuss “Politics in the DRC.”

Duration:00:59:59

Zimbabwe's Presidential Election - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast] Wed., - August 01, 2018

8/1/2018
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In this Straight Talk Africa we have an in-depth discussion on the July 30th Zimbabwe presidential election. Peter Clottey is joined by Jennifer G. Cooke, Director of the Institute of African Studies at George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs, Den Moyo, Chairman of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)-USA and Praxedes Jeremiah, Senior Editor of VOA's Zimbabwe Service.

Duration:00:59:59

Zimbabwe Presidential Debate - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast] - July 25, 2018

7/25/2018
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Shaka Ssali broadcasts live from Zimbabwe, as the Voice of America and the Zimpapers Television Network, in Harare, team-up to present a presidential election debate. Later, a VOA in-studio discussion with Ndimyake Mwakalyelye, Chief, VOA Zimbabwe Service, Ray Choto, Senior Editor, VOA Zimbabwe Service, and with Praxedes Jeremiah, Senior Editor, VOA Zimbabwe Service.

Duration:00:59:59

The World Cup and the African Diaspora - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast] - July 18, 2018

7/18/2018
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VOA guest host Peter Clottey discusses the World Cup and the African diaspora with Mohamed Elshinnawi, VOA International Broadcaster, Lami Adamu, Former Member, Nigeria Women’s Football League, and with Nii Akuetteh, African Policy Analyst and Activist.

Duration:00:59:59

African Union Discussion - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast] - July 11, 2018

7/11/2018
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Shaka Ssali discusses the African Union Summit with Ambassador Kwesi Quartey, African Union Deputy Chairperson, and with Reverend Aniedi Okure, Executive Director, Africa Faith and Justice Network.

Duration:00:59:59

The 31st African Union Summit - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast] - July 04, 2018

7/4/2018
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Shaka Ssali discusses the 31st African Union Summit with Ambassador Arikana Chihombori-Quao, Ambassador of the African Union to the United States, Dr. Msmaku Asrat, Former Senior Diplomat, Ethiopian Foreign Ministry, and with Nii Akuetteh, African Policy Analyst and Activist.

Duration:00:59:59

Political Inclusion and Decentralized Government Systems - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast] - June 27, 2018

6/27/2018
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Shaka Ssali discusses the relationship between political inclusion and decentralized government systems to involve women in policy making decisions with Dr. Lornah Were, Founder and Director of IPLEAA, International Patient Learning Empowerment & Advocacy, Gilbert Mwenedata, Former Rwandan Presidential Aspirant, and Banji Ayiloge, Political Scientist and Activist.

Duration:00:59:59