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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.

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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Africa's Refugee Crisis - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

3/24/2021
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali examines Africa's refugee crisis. He is joined by Eskinder Negash President and CEO, of the U.S. Committee on Refugees and Immigrants and Elizabeth Lou founder and President of the Nile Sisters Development Initiative.

Duration:00:36:42

Democracy Declining in the World - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

3/17/2021
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa; host Shaka Ssali examines a report released by Freedom House that reveals global freedom and democracy is on an accelerated decline. He is joined by Jon Temin, Director of the Africa Program at Freedom House and Yetunde Odugbesan-Omede, Professor of Global Affairs and Politics at Farmingdale State College.

Duration:00:29:59

The Significance of Pan-Africanism - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

3/10/2021
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa; host Shaka Ssali examines the significance of Pan-Africanism. He is joined by Mammo Muchie, Research Professor in Innovation Studies at Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa and Coumba Toure chair of the board of TrustAfrica and co-coordinator of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace, and Dignity in Senegal.

Duration:17:35:15

Sudan's New Era of Diplomatic Engagement - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

3/3/2021
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali reflects on some of the major developments in the Republic of Sudan. He is joined by Nureldin Satti, Ambassador of the Republic of the Sudan to the U.S., Temi Ibirogba, program and research associate for the Center for International Policy's Africa program, and John Tanza Mabusu host and managing editor of VOA’s South Sudan in Focus.

Duration:00:31:23

African Perspectives on U.S. Politics - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

2/24/2021
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa; host Shaka Ssali reflects on the recent American presidential elections from an African perspective. His guests are Katherine Gypson, VOA’s Congressional Correspondent, Pauline Muchina Public Education & Advocacy Coordinator for the Africa Region for the American Friends Service Committee and Claude Gatebuke Executive Director of the African Great Lakes Action Network.

Duration:19:19:02

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

2/17/2021
In 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:00:55:12

Africa's Refugee Crisis - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

2/10/2021
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali examines Africa's refugee crisis. He is joined by Eskinder Negash President and CEO, of the U.S. Committee on Refugees and Immigrants and Elizabeth Lou founder and President of the Nile Sisters Development Initiative.

Duration:01:09:50

Elections in Uganda - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

2/3/2021
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali discusses the recent elections in Uganda. He is joined by Sarah Bireete Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Governance in Uganda and Moses Khisa, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at North Carolina State University in the United States.

Duration:06:08:14

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

1/27/2021
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:06:43:23

COVID-19 in Africa: The Second Wave - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

1/20/2021
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa guest host Vincent Makori examines the impact of a second wave of the coronavirus in Africa. His guests are Dr. Ahmed Ogwell Ouma Deputy Director of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and Tolbert G. Nyenswah Senior Research Associate at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Former Deputy Minister of Health, Emergencies and Epidemic Control of Liberia.

Duration:00:34:23

Elections and Democracy in Africa - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

1/13/2021
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali explores the connection between elections and democracy across Africa. He is joined by Phiwokuhle Mnyandu Lecturer of African Studies at Howard University and Norman Mbabazi a Lawyer with Nyanzi, Kiboneka and Mbabazi Advocates in Uganda.

Duration:00:33:44

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:21:38:02