Africa Now!

Washington D.C.’s only program dedicated to covering the issues facing the continent and the entire African Diaspora. The show airs every Wednesday on WPFW- the Pacifica station in Washington, D.C.

Tune in to Africa Now! Live on WPFW 89.3 FM on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00PM (Eastern).



Africa Now February 12, 2014 Gerald Horne on Media and Africa

Topic and Guest: Professor Gerald Horne’s Analysis on the U.S. Media Representation of Issues in Africa. Played portion of a speech entitled “From Mali to Congo: What the Mainstream Media Won’t Tell You about Africa” by historian Dr. Gerald Horne, the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston.

 

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Africa Now January 29, 2014 Black Left in the 21st Century

Topic: Black Left in the 21st Century. Guests: Dr. Mjiba Friehwot of the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party; Mr. Eugene Puryear, of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, an organizer with the ANSWER coalition; Dr. Iyelli Ichile, Assistant Professor at Temple University’s African American Studies Department; and Mr. Latif Tarik, Howard University Doctoral Student (African Diaspora History/Public History/African Studies), Community Activist. The moderator was Mr. Benjamin J. Woods, Howard University Doctoral Student (Political Science), and community organizer/activist and key organizer of the debate.  Originally broadcast on WPFW.  Click here to listen to the show.

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Africa Now December 18, 2013 Human Rights

Topic: Exploring the Idea of Human Rights.  Guest: Dr. James Pope, Department of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Executive Producer of Africa Now.  Click here to listen to the show.

Tune into Africa Now! live on WPFW 89.3 FM in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area or visit www.wpfwfm.org on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00PM (Eastern).

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Africa Now December 11, 2013 Remembering Nelson Mandela

Africa Now December 11, 2013 Remembering Nelson Mandela

Topic: Remembering Nelson Mandela with a previous show in with anti-apartheid activist leader Mr. Ahmed Kathrada. Also featured are recordings of speeches and interviews of Mr. Nelson Mandela. Mr. Kathrada was jailed for 26 years, many of them in the notorious Robben Island prison together with Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and others following the Rivonia Trial of 1963-64. His memoir, No Bread for Mandela: Memoirs of Ahmed Kathrada, Prisoner No. 468/64, was reprinted in 2011. Originally broadcast on WPFW.  Click here to listen to the show.

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Africa Now December 4, 2013 Aid, Corporate Wage Theft and Human Rights Defenders at Risk in Haiti

Topic: Focus on Aid Accountability, Corporate Theft of Workers’ Wages and Human Rights Defenders at Risk in Haiti. Guests: Mr. Mark Snyder an independent human rights activist coordinating with Haitian civil society and IDPs; Ms. Kysseline Cherestal, Senior Policy Analyst at Action Aid; and Mr. Scott Nova, Executive Director of the Worker Rights Consortium. Originally broadcast on WPFW.  Click here to listen to the show.

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Africa Now November 27, 2013 Black Consciousness Month in Brazil, & Children and Corruption

Africa Now November 27, 2013 Black Consciousness Month in Brazil, & Children and Corruption

Topics: Black Consciousness Month in Brazil; and Children--The Vanguard against Corruption. Guests: Mr. Paulo Rogério Nunes is co-founder and executive director of the Instituto Midia Etnica (midiaetnica.org) and the news portal Correio Nagô; and Ms. Robtel Pailey, Liberian scholar/activist, author of the children's book Gbagba. Originally broadcast on WPFW.  Click here to listen to the show.

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Africa Now November 6, 2013 The History of the Ethiopian Tawahido Orthodox Church

Topic: The History of the Ethiopian Tawahido Orthodox Church. Guest: Professor Ephraim Isaac, Director, Institute of Semitic Studies, Princeton NJ, Chair, Board of the Horn of Africa Peace & Development Committee, and President Emeritus, Yemenite Jewish Federation of America. He is also author of the latest publication The Ethiopian Tawahido Orthodox Church.  Originally broadcast on WPFW.  Click here to listen to the show.

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Africa Now October 30, 2013 U.S. Invasion of Grenada 30 Years Ago; and Diaspora African Women's Network

Topics: 30th Year Retrospective on the Death of Maurice Bishop and the U.S. Invasion of Grenada; and Diaspora African Women’s Network (DAWN).  Guests: Mr. Von Martin, President of Caribbeana and is also host of Caribbeana on WPFW; and Ms. Semhar Araia, Executive Director and Founder of Diaspora African Women’s Network (DAWN). Originally broadcast on WPFW.  Click here to listen to the show.

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Africa Now October 23, 2013 DRC: Activism Confronting the Internal and External Challenges

Topic: Democratic Republic of Congo In Focus--Activism Confronting the Internal and External Challenges.  Guests: Mr. Maurice Carney, Executive Director, Friends of the Congo; Ms. Michele Mitchell, Independent Filmmaker; and Mr. Samuel Yagase, Youth Leader and Founder of GOVA (Groupement Des Organisations Villageoises d'Auto-Developpement) in the DRC.  Originally broadcast on WPFW.  Click here to listen to the show.

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Africa Now October 16, 2013 Haitian Workers; Ruth First and Joe Slovo; Janka Nabay; Tal National

Africa Now October 16, 2013 Haitian Workers; Ruth First and Joe Slovo; Janka Nabay; Tal National

Topics: Plight of Garment Workers in Haiti; Ruth First and Joe Slovo and the War Against Apartheid; and Music of Janka Nabay and Tal National. Guests: Ms. Nicole Lee, Esq., President of TransAfrica; Professor Alan Wieder, distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina, author of Ruth First and Joe Slovo and the War Against Apartheid (2013, Monthly Review Press); Mr. Janka Nabay, Musician from Sierra Leone, headlines Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang; and Almeida (Mr. Hamadal Issoufou Moumine) leader of the band from Niger Tal National. Originally broadcast on on WPFW.  Click here to listen to the show.

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