Topic and Guests: Brazil After the World Cup and the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. From June 12 to July 13 Brazil hosted football’s or soccer’s biggest tournament—the World Cup or officially called FIFA World Cup. Prior to the tournament there were massive demonstrations by Brazilians who were questioning the lavish spending on stadiums but not on essential services. People were angry about being displaced to make room for the FIFA’s World Cup and other related socio-economic issues. Today Africa Now! will explores the effects on the population of the football (soccer) World Cup in 2014 with Mr. Paulo Rogério Nunes, co-Founder and Executive Director of the Instituto Midia Etnica (midiaetnica.org) and the news portal Correio Nagô.
Also on Africa Now! today: From August 4 to the 6th President Obama will host over 40 African heads of state and government at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit under the theme “Investing in the Next Generation.” Critics have said that the summit is just a reaction to other such gatherings in China, Japan and France. Today Africa Now! we begins a series of programs on what the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit really means for people on the African continent. Africa Now! will try to highlight what is missing in the discussions. Today's guest on the topic is Ms. Nunu Kidane, Director, Priority Africa Network (PAN).
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