Africa Now February 18, 2015 Nigeria: Postponed Elections

Africa Now February 18, 2015 Nigeria: Postponed Elections

Topic: Nigeria—Circumstances Behind the Postponement of the Elections.  Today Africa Now! will discuss circumstances behind the postponement of the elections in Nigeria and what it means for country and the region with our guests: Mr. Adotei Akwei, Amnesty International USA's Managing Director for Government Relations; and Dr. Aniedi Okure, Executive Director, Africa Faith and Justice Network .

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Africa Now February 11, 2015 Trade, Development, and Conflict in Africa: A Pretext for Continued Exploitation

Africa Now February 11, 2015 Trade, Development, and Conflict in Africa: A Pretext for Continued Exploitation

Topic: Trade, Development, and Conflict in Africa: A Pretext for Continued Exploitation with Professor Abdul Karim Bangura of Howard University.  What do we say about conflict?  Can we understand development without conflict?  Are we asking the important questions, such as for whom and what are developing Africa for? 

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Africa Now February 4, 2015 Nigeria Elections and Beyond

Africa Now February 4, 2015 Nigeria Elections and Beyond

Topic: Nigeria—Elections and Beyond.  On February 14, 2015 Nigerians go to polls to elect a president.  Today Africa Now! will attempt to put into proper context the Nigeria election process and beyond with Mr. Nii Akuetteh, an independent Africa policy analyst based in Washington, DC and is part of the African Immigrants Caucus.

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Africa Now January 28, 2015 Malcolm X in the Context of World History

Africa Now January 28, 2015 Malcolm X in the Context of World History

Topic: A Prequel to Black History: Remembering Malcolm X in the Context of World History.  As you know February is fast approaching and it is the time of the year the we hear snippets of interestingly Black historical facts.  Often times this facts do not provide a clear insight into the breadth and breadth of contributions from people of African descent.  Featured: Mr. A. Peter Bailey--an acclaimed Journalist, Author, and Lecturer.  He was a founding member of The Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU), organized in 1964 by Malcolm X.

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Africa Now January 21, 2015 Freedom and African World Solidarity

Africa Now January 21, 2015 Freedom and African World Solidarity

Topic and Guest: The theory and Practice of Freedom in the Context of African World Solidarity with Dr. Greg Carr.  Freedom – a concept that seems to be multiple and complex in meaning – is a notion that is present in every corner of the world.  In every society and culture, some idea of freedom is the corner stone of social constructs of human interaction. 

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Africa Now January 14, 2015 Contextualizing, Linking, Expanding Dr. King

Topic: Contextualizing, Linking, Expanding Dr. King.  One of the most often overlooked aspects of Dr. Martin Luther King in his evolution within the Black freedom movement (and its important understand the struggle as a freedom movement) is his ever evolving internationalism—and growth toward embracing a more overtly radical fight against racism—imperialism—and colonialism (militarism). 

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Africa Now December 24, 2014 African World Liberation Series

Topic and Guests: A Look Back at African World Liberation Series.  An overview of Africa Now! month long series focusing on liberation and liberation movements throughout the African World with Dr. Greg CarrMr. James Early, Professor Haile Gerima and Dr. Quito Swan.

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Africa Now December 10, 2014 Understanding Human Rights: Contextualizing Violence; Reframing Ferguson

Topic: Understanding Human Rights: Contextualizing Violence; Reframing Ferguson.  December 10 is World Human Rights Day and Africa Now! has directly and indirectly explored the idea and practice of human rights in majority of the programs presented. 

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Africa Now December 3, 2014 Dissecting the Executive Order on Immigration

Africa Now December 3, 2014 Dissecting the Executive Order on Immigration

Topic and Guest: Dissecting the Executive Order on Immigration.  On November 20, 2014 President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order on Immigration.  Africa Now! dissects what the Executive Order means for African and other immigrants with Ms. Loide Rosa Jorge, Attorney at Law.

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Africa Now November 26, 2014 Reflections on the Free South Africa Movement, Ferguson and Beyond

Africa Now November 26, 2014 Reflections on the Free South Africa Movement, Ferguson and Beyond

Topic: Reflections on the Free South Africa Movement, Ferguson and Beyond.  Thirty years ago on Thanksgiving Eve on November 21, 1984, Dr. Mary Frances Berry then U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner, then-DC Delegate Walter Fauntroy, and Mr. Randall Robinson then Executive Director of TransAfrica were arrested at the South African embassy for protesting apartheid after meeting the ambassador.  To commemorate this occasion Africa Now! played portions of a discussion that occurred at Howard University’s Moorland Spingarn Research Center and the university’s Ronald Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center earlier this year entitled “Washington, DC, and the Free South Africa Movement: A Retrospective.”  The show also focused on the implications of the Free South Africa Movement in relation to Ferguson and beyond.

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Africa Now November 12, 2014 Afro-Brazilians and the Recent Elections in Brazil

Africa Now November 12, 2014 Afro-Brazilians and the Recent Elections in Brazil

Topic and Guests: Afro-Brazilians and the Recent Elections in Brazil with Dr. Clarence Lusane and in Salvador, Brazil Mr. Paulo Rogério Nunes.  As Brazil commemorates Black Consciousness Month on heels of the general elections in October; today Africa Now! focuses on those elections and what they meant for Afro-Brazilians.  Dr. Clarence Lusane, is Professor of Political Science and International Relations, and the former Program Director for Comparative and Regional Studies in the School of International Service at American University; and Mr. Paulo Rogério Nunes, is co-founder and executive director of the Instituto Midia Etnica (midiaetnica.org) and the news portal Correio Nagô.

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Africa Now November 5, 2014 Ebola Crisis: Confronting the Virus and Stigmatization

Africa Now November 5, 2014 Ebola Crisis: Confronting the Virus and Stigmatization

Topic and Guests: Update on Ebola Crisis—Confronting the Virus and Stigmatization on the Ground and in the Diaspora.  Today Africa Now! continues its on-going focus on the Ebola crisis.  The West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been hit hard by the Ebola virus.  People in region and Africans worldwide have had to not  only confront Ebola but also the accompanying stigmatization the virus brings.  Joining Africa Now! to discuss how people are Confronting the Virus and Stigmatization on the Ground and in the Diaspora are: Mr. Nii Akuetteh, of  the Ebola Task Force of the African Immigrant Caucus; Mr. Evelyn A. Lewis, CEO and Founder SBTS Group Washington II Freetown  II  Pune; Dr. Dougbeh-Chris Nyan, head of the Diaspora Liberian Emergency Response Task Force on the Ebola Crisis; and in Monrovia, Liberia Mr. Samuel Kofi Woods, II, is the Legal Consultant of the Liberia Law Society.

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Africa Now October 29, 2014 Cholera and the UN in Haiti

Africa Now October 29, 2014 Cholera and the UN in Haiti

Topic and Guests: Cholera and the UN in Haiti.  WPFW has continuously been YOUR BEACON OF LIGHT AS THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES and with that spirit, today’s Africa Now! will highlight the on-going movement to make the UN accountable with its role bringing cholera to Haiti.  Last week on October 23, 2014 a Manhattan court heard the case against the UN presented by families of victims of cholera outbreak in Haiti.   To discuss cholera and the UN in Haiti are:  Mr. Jake Johnston, Research Associate, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR); and Ms. Beatrice Lindstrom, Esq. a human rights lawyer and Staff Attorney at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH). 

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Africa Now October 22, 2014 Land Reform in South Africa

Africa Now October 22, 2014 Land Reform in South Africa

Topic and Guest: Land Reform in South Africa.  WPFW has continuously been YOUR BEACON OF LIGHT AS THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES and with that spirit, today’s Africa Now! will highlight Land Reform in South Africa.  The African National Congress (ANC) in 1994 had said by 2014 it would transfer one third of South Africa’s land from white farmers to black residents: but a few years ago the deadline was moved to 2025.  In her new book, We Want What’s Ours: Learning from South Africa’s Land Restitution Program, Professor Bernadette Atuahene provides a bottom up view of the successes and failures of land restitution in South Africa.  Dr. Bernadette Atuahene is a law professor at Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law and Faculty Fellow at the American Bar Foundation.    She has written extensively about land issues.

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Africa Now October 15, 2014 Storytellers and Activists of Liberation

Africa Now October 15, 2014 Storytellers and Activists of Liberation

Topic and Guests: Storytellers and Activists of Liberation.   The Storytellers and Activists of Liberation featured are: Dr. Greg Carr, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Chair of Afro-American Studies at Howard University and Adjunct Faculty at the Howard School of Law; Mr. James Early, Director Cultural Heritage Policy at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage; renowned award-winning filmmaker Professor Haile Gerima, of John H. Johnson School of Communications' Department of Radio, Television and Film at Howard University; Dr. Quito Swan, Associate Professor of African Diaspora History at Howard University; and Dr. Akinyele Omowale Umoja, Associate professor and Chair of the department of African-American studies at Georgia State University.

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Africa Now October 1, 2014 Is the BRICS Bank More of the Same or A Challenge to IFIs

Africa Now October 1, 2014 Is the BRICS Bank More of the Same or A Challenge to IFIs

Topic and Guests: Is the BRICS Bank more of the same or a challenge to the International Financial Institutions?  Featuring Dr. Patrick Bond, Director of the Centre for Civil Society and professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal School of Development Studies in Durban, South Africa; and Ms. Deborah James, the Director of International Programs at Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).

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