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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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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