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Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

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Join veteran journalist Shaka Ssali on Straight Talk Africa every Wednesday as he and his guests discuss topics of special interest to Africans, including politics, economic development, press freedom, health, social issues and conflict resolution.

Join veteran journalist Shaka Ssali on Straight Talk Africa every Wednesday as he and his guests discuss topics of special interest to Africans, including politics, economic development, press freedom, health, social issues and conflict resolution.

Location:

Washington, DC

Networks:

VOA

Description:

Join veteran journalist Shaka Ssali on Straight Talk Africa every Wednesday as he and his guests discuss topics of special interest to Africans, including politics, economic development, press freedom, health, social issues and conflict resolution.

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

2020: Africa Year in Review - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

1/6/2021
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa, guest host Vincent Makori reviews major developments that impacted Africa in 2020 and issues that are likely to set the pace for 2021. He is joined by Emira Woods a Pan African Strategist and Kenneth Mwenda, Law Professor at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

Duration:00:32:13

20 years of Straight Talk Africa - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

12/30/2020
VOA’s Straight Talk Africa is celebrating its 20th anniversary. In this special edition, host Shaka Ssali talks about his personal journey and why the program has been so popular over the years. We will also hear from longtime guests about their experiences being on the show and from longtime fans on how the show has enriched their knowledge of Africa. Join guest host Peter Clottey as he discusses with Shaka his 20 years of hosting Straight Talk Africa.

Duration:06:45:19

Yvonne Chaka Chaka - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

12/23/2020
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali has an in-depth conversation with internationally recognized singer, songwriter and actress, Yvonne Chaka Chaka. The humanitarian is also a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Eastern and Southern Africa. For almost three decades her music has been popular across Africa and following a 1990 tour she was dubbed the “Princess of Africa.”

Duration:01:09:02

Elections in Ghana - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

12/16/2020
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa guest host Vincent Makori discusses Ghana’s December 11 presidential election. He is joined by Peter Clottey Host of VOA’s Nightline Africa who is covering the elections in Ghana, Clara K. Beeri Kasser-Tee a Lawyer and lecturer at the University of Ghana School of Law and Kwaku Nuamah, Professor of International Politics at American University in Washington DC.

Duration:01:00:37

Protests in Nigeria - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

12/9/2020
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa; guest host Vincent Makori discusses the demonstrations against alleged police violence in Nigeria. He is joined by Ahhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture of the Republic of Nigeria, Yetunde Odugbesan-Omede, Professor of Political Science, Farmingdale State College and Grace Alheri Abdu Managing Editor, VOA’s Hausa Service.

Duration:02:12:08

Counter-Poaching Efforts in Gabon - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

12/2/2020
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa; guest host Peter Clottey explores Gabon’s counter-poaching fight to save forest elephants that are being killed for their ivory. He is joined by Lee White Gabon’s Minister of Water, Forests, the Sea and Environment and Carla Babb, VOA’s Pentagon Correspondent. Babb embedded with a small U.S. military team training Gabonese park rangers to get an inside look into the fight to save Gabon’s forest elephants.

Duration:00:59:59

Education: A Bridge between Africa and the U.S. - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

11/25/2020
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali explores initiatives in education that create a bridge between Africa and the United States. He is joined by Walla Elsheikh, Co-founder and CEO of Birthright Africa, Sidiki Traore, President and Founder of Distance Education for Africa, Ernest Obobisa of the Ghana Chapter of the American Field Service and Kareem Williams, a Birthright Africa Alumnus.

Duration:00:34:47

Initiative to Improve Healthcare in Rural Uganda - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

11/18/2020
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali discusses an initiative by two doctors from different continents to provide medical care to rural communities in Uganda. The doctors are, from Austin in the state of Texas in the U.S. Dr. Arthur Bikangaga, Surgeon and Director of Energize Rural Africa and from Kabale in Uganda Sam Tumwesigire co-founder and Dean of the School of Medicine at Kabale University.

Duration:00:36:19

Elections in Ivory Coast, Tanzania and Guinea - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

11/11/2020
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa, host Shaka Ssali discusses three major elections on the continent. He is joined by Chipo Dendere, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College and David Onserio Monda, Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York.

Duration:14:00:58

Food Security in Southern Africa - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

11/4/2020
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali discusses food security in Southern Africa and the challenges that lie ahead. He is joined by Lola Castro, Regional Director for Southern Africa at the World Food Programme (WFP) and Duncan David Samikwa Senior Program Officer, Food Security and Agriculture of Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Duration:01:26:56

Food Security in Southern Africa - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

11/4/2020
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali discusses food security in Southern Africa and the challenges that lie ahead. He is joined by Lola Castro, Regional Director for Southern Africa at the World Food Programme (WFP) and Duncan David Samikwa Senior Program Officer, Food Security and Agriculture of Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Duration:04:10:24

20 years of Straight Talk Africa - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

10/28/2020
VOA’s Straight Talk Africa is celebrating its 20th anniversary. In this special edition, host Shaka Ssali talks about his personal journey and why the program has been so popular over the years. We will also hear from longtime guests about their experiences being on the show and from longtime fans on how the show has enriched their knowledge of Africa. Join guest host Peter Clottey as he discusses with Shaka his 20 years of hosting Straight Talk Africa.

Duration:02:52:27

Agriculture as a pathway to prosperity in Africa - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

10/7/2020
n this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali explores how agriculture can become a critical pathway to prosperity in Africa. He is joined by Debisi Araba, Managing Director of the African Green Revolution Forum. Agriculture is not just about producing food, the right policies and economic frameworks can create sustainable jobs and provide economic opportunities and create gender equity.

Duration:00:34:36

Chess and Social Change - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

9/30/2020
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali examines how chess can have a positive impact on the lives of children not only in the slums of Uganda but also in poor neighborhoods of Baltimore. He is joined by Robert Katende, Founder and Director of the Sports Outreach Ministry (SOM) Chess Academy in Uganda and the man behind the success of Ugandan chess champion Phiona Mutesi, whose story became the Walt Disney film “Queen of Katwe.” Shaka is also joined by Sidney Gardner,...

Duration:01:00:00

The Southern African Development Community - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

9/23/2020
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali has an in-depth conversation with Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax, Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). SADC commemorates its 40th year and Dr. Tax outlines the achievements the organization has made over the last four decades, and her vision for SADC as her tour of duty comes to an end.

Duration:01:00:00