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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

African Leaders Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

5/20/2020
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali explores the variety of ways African leaders are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. He is joined by Tolbert G. Nyenswah, Senior Research Associate at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the U.S. and Former Deputy Minister of Health of Liberia and Tsion Firew Emergency Medicine Physician in New York City and Advisor to Minister of Health in Ethiopia in emergency medicine.

Duration:04:03:19

Human Rights Threatened Under Covid-19 Pandemic - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

5/13/2020
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali discusses the threats to human rights on the continent during the coronavirus pandemic. He is joined by Yetunde Odugbesan-Omede, Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Affairs and Politics at Farmingdale State College and Jean Paul Ruhosha, Executive Director of Congo Today.

Duration:01:12:21

The African Diaspora Rallies to Support the Continent - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

5/6/2020
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali discusses some of the diaspora’s efforts to support businesses and help individuals survive financially during the coronavirus pandemic. He is joined by Parminder Vir Obe Former CEO of The Tony Elumelu Foundation and Kwabena Boateng Founder and President of the African Diaspora Nation.

Duration:00:59:06

Africans Innovate to Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

4/29/2020
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali and his guests discuss about a few of Africa's promising scientific innovations to fight the pandemic. Shaka is joined by Dr. Fred McBagonluri, engineer, inventor and President of the Academic City College in Accra, Ghana and Anita Powell, Voice of America’s Southern Africa Correspondent from Johannesburg in South Africa.

Duration:21:29:13

Africa’s Fight Against the Coronavirus - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

4/22/2020
In this special edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali and his guests discuss the fight against the coronavirus pandemic on the continent. He is joined by Dr. Muniini Mulera, a Ugandan Pediatrician and Dr. Amit N. Thakker, Chair the Africa Healthcare Federation.

Duration:04:18:55

Coronavirus in Africa - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

4/15/2020
This is a rebroadcast of the special that aired Wednesday April 8 2020. In this edition of Straight Talk Africa VOA’s Health Correspondent Linord Moudou is joined by a panel of experts who answer viewer questions about the coronavirus. Her guest are: Dr. Salim Abdool Karim, Director, of the Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Dr. Tsion Firew , Advisor to the Minister of Health of Ethiopia on Emergency Care and Strategic Partnership, Dr. Ibrahim Abubakar Kana,...

Duration:00:59:59

Coronavirus in Africa - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

4/8/2020
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa VOA’s Health Correspondent Linord Moudou is joined by a panel of experts who answer viewer questions about the coronavirus. Her guest are: Dr. Salim Abdool Karim, Director, of the Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Dr. Tsion Firew , Advisor to the Minister of Health of Ethiopia on Emergency Care and Strategic Partnership, Dr. Ibrahim Abubakar Kana, Director and National Programme Manager for Saving One Million Lives...

Duration:00:59:59

Education: A Bridge between Africa and the United States - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

3/18/2020
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:02:37:54

Africa and Climate Change - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

3/11/2020
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa, host Shaka Ssali has an in-depth conversation with Joseph Masembe, CEO of the civic organization Little Green Hands in Uganda, about the effects of climate change on the continent. Experts say Africa will be hit hard by climate change. Flooding and drought continually plague certain regions. Hundreds of millions of people depend on rainfall to grow their food and scientists predict significant decreases in rain over North and South Africa by the end...

Duration:00:59:59