Africa Now May 13, 2015 Updates on DRC and Haiti

Africa Now May 13, 2015 Updates on DRC and Haiti

Topics: Updates on DRC Youth Movement and Political Situation in the Country; and Haiti Parliamentary Elections.  Guests: Mr. Maurice Carney, a co-founder and Executive Director of the Friends of the Congo.  Ms. Nicole Phillips, Esq., Staff Attorney, at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH). 

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Africa Now May 6, 2015 Afro-Colombians & Peace Talks, Burundi Political Crisis

Africa Now May 6, 2015 Afro-Colombians & Peace Talks, Burundi Political Crisis

Topics: Colombia’s Peace Talks and the Marginalization of the Country’s Afro-Descendants; and Update on the Political Crisis in Burundi.  Guests: Mr. Bahati Jacques, Policy Analyst at Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN); and Mr. Luis Ernesto Olave Valencia, leads the “Afro-Colombian Seats are for Afros” Campaign and Coordinator for the Afro-Descendant Latin American and Caribbean Network for Democracy (RedLad).

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Africa Now April 29, 2015 Historiography of the Mali Empire and Journalist Rafael Marques de Morais

Africa Now April 29, 2015 Historiography of the Mali Empire and Journalist Rafael Marques de Morais

Topic: Understanding the Present from the Past: Historiography of the Mali Empire; and the Plight of Angolan Journalist/Activist Rafael Marques de Morais.  Guests: Ms. Sarah Hager, Co-Group leader at Amnesty International USA; and Dr. Nubia Kai, historian and poet.

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Africa Now April 22, 2015 Xenophobic Violence in South Africa & Bandung 60 Years Later

Africa Now April 22, 2015 Xenophobic Violence in South Africa & Bandung 60 Years Later

Topics: Xenophobic Violence in South Africa and Bandung 60 Years Later.  Guests: Dr. Gerald Horne, John J. and Rebecca Moores Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston; and Ms. Sicel’mpilo Shange-Buthane, Amnesty International South Africa’s Executive Director.

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Africa Now March 25, 2015 Racial Inequality in Brazil; Businesswomen & Social Responsibility

Africa Now March 25, 2015 Racial Inequality in Brazil; Businesswomen & Social Responsibility

Topic: Struggle against Racial Inequality in Brazil; Social Responsibility and Empowerment of Businesswomen; and Remembering Selma and Sharpeville.  Guests: Ms. Selma Moreira, Executive Director of Baoba Fund for Racial Equity; Ms. Tonija Hope Navas, the 1st Executive Director, Baoba Fund for Racial Equity-North America; and Ms. Margret Dureke, a lawyer by profession and is the Founder and President of the organization called Women Empowered to Achieve The impossible (WETATi).

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Africa Now March 18, 2015 Mineral Exploitation in Liberia Crackdown of Youth Movement in DRC

Africa Now March 18, 2015 Mineral Exploitation in Liberia Crackdown of Youth Movement in DRC

Topics: Mineral Exploitation in Liberia and Crackdown of Youth Movement in the DRC. Guests: Mr. Silas Siakor, Director and founder of the Sustainable Development Institute, Liberia, and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize.  Mr. Kambale Musavuli, Student Coordinator and National Spokesperson for the Friends of the Congo who has appeared and written extensively in various media outlets.

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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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