Africa Now October 7, 2015 Elections in Haiti & DRC

Africa Now October 7, 2015 Elections in Haiti & DRC

Topics and Guests: Presidential Election in Haiti; and Upcoming Polls in the DRC. Featuring--Mr. Maurice Carney a co-founder and Executive Director of the Friends of the Congo; and Mr. Jake Johnston, is Research Associate, at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).    Today Africa Now! continues to focus on the election process in Haiti.;

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September 30, 2015 Colombian Peace Talks & Afro-descendants and Mozambique & BRICS

September 30, 2015 Colombian Peace Talks & Afro-descendants and Mozambique & BRICS

Topics and Guests: What the Colombian Peace Talks Means for the Afro-descendant Population; and BRICS Involvement in Mozambique.  Featuring: Ms. Aida Avella, Colombian politician and leader of the Patriotic Union (Union Patriotica – UP) party; Mr. Leyner Palacios, Afro-Colombian leader, victims' leader and member of CONPA, Bojayá, Chocó; Mr. Amade Suca, Country Director of ActionAid in Mozambique; and Mr. Sameer Dossani is International Advocacy Coordinator: Reshaping Global Power International at ActionAid. 

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Africa Now September 16, 2015 Haki Madhubuti and Pan-Africanism & Communism

Africa Now September 16, 2015 Haki Madhubuti and Pan-Africanism & Communism

Topics and Guests: Liberation Cultural Activist Haki Madhubuti; and Pan-Africanism and Communism.  In Africa Now's continuing spotlight on the International Decade for People of African Descent, which commenced January 1, 2015 and ends December 31, 2024 today the show features two writers who have connected the peoples of the African World with their writings—Dr. Haki Madhubuti and Professor Hakim Adi.  Their works have highlighted the liberation struggle in the African World. 

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Africa Now September 9, 2015 Lessons of Amilcar Cabral for Today's Struggles

Africa Now September 9, 2015 Lessons of Amilcar Cabral for Today's Struggles

Topic and Guests: Today Africa Now! highlights the Lessons of Amilcar Cabral in the Context of Today’s Struggles as we commemorate Cabral’s birthday which is on September 12 with Mr. James Early, member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Policy Studies and former Director of Cultural Studies and Communication at the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies at the Smithsonian Institution.  

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Africa Now September 2, 2015 Remembering Marikana & African Heritage Month

Africa Now September 2, 2015 Remembering Marikana & African Heritage Month

Topics and Guests: Remembering the Marikana Massacre Three Years On; and African Heritage MonthMr. Daniel Koroma, Community Outreach Manager, Liaison to African and Caribbean Communities Office of Community Partnerships, Montgomery County; Mr. Ezekiel Pajibo is a Liberian policy analyst, a human rights and economic justice activist living in South Africa; and Dr. John Trimble is an educator and activist whose numerous research interests include ‘the study and development of appropriate technology for national development in Africa. 

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Africa Now August 19, 2015 AIDS Conference & African World on the Screen

Africa Now August 19, 2015 AIDS Conference & African World on the Screen

Topics and Guests: AIDS Conference and What it Means for the African World; and the African World on the Big Screen with Mr. Matthew Kavanagh, Senior Policy Analyst at Health GAP and Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics at University of Pennsylvania; Ms. Dazon Dixon-Diallo, Executive Director of Sister Love based in Atlanta & Johannesburg; Ms. Maureen Milanga of the AIDS Law Project and Health GAP from Nairobi, Kenya; Ms. Martha Tholanah of the International Community of Women Living with HIV, based in Harare, Zimbabwe; and Dr. Reinaldo Spech, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the African Diaspora International Film Festival.

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Africa Now July 8, 2015 Tobacco Farm Workers in Malawi & Update of Ebola Crisis

Africa Now July 8, 2015 Tobacco Farm Workers in Malawi & Update of Ebola Crisis

Topics: The Plight of Tobacco Farm Workers in Malawi and Update of Ebola Crisis in West Africa.  Guests: Dr. Robtel Neajai Pailey, a Liberian academic, activist and author based at SOAS, University of London.  Mr. Raphael Sandramu, founder of the Tobacco and Allied Workers Union of Malawi.

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Africa Now June 10, 2015 Nancy Morejon, Femi Kuti & DC Caribbean Filmfest

Africa Now June 10, 2015 Nancy Morejon, Femi Kuti & DC Caribbean Filmfest

Topics: Afro-Cuban Poet Nancy Morejón; Musician Activist Femi Kuti; and DC Caribbean Filmfest.  Guests: Mr. Femi Kuti, musician, activist; Ms. Patricia Moran, Caribbean Association of World Bank IMF Staff (CAWI); and  Ms. Nancy Morejón, poet, critic and essayist.  

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Africa Now June 3, 2015 Update on Political Crisis in Burundi & Gloria Rolando on the Afro-Cuban Experience

Africa Now June 3, 2015 Update on Political Crisis in Burundi & Gloria Rolando on the Afro-Cuban Experience

Topics: Update on Political Crisis in Burundi; and Afro-Cuban Experience through the Eyes of Filmmaker Gloria Rolando.  Guests: Mr. John Manirakiza, Member of Burundian Diaspora & Independent International Development Consultant; and Ms. Gloria Rolando, award-winning Afro-Cuban filmmaker.

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