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Straight Talk Africa 2021/02/17, 20:30
Straight Talk Africa

Africa's Refugee Crisis - Straight Talk Africa 2021/02/10, 20:30
Africa's Refugee Crisis - Straight Talk Africa

In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali examines Africa's refugee crisis. He is joined by Eskinder Negash President and CEO, of the U.S. Committee on Refugees and Immigrants and Elizabeth Lou founder and President of the Nile Sisters Development Initiative. <br>

Elections in Uganda  - Straight Talk Africa 2021/02/03, 20:30
Elections in Uganda  - Straight Talk Africa

In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali discusses the recent elections in Uganda.  He is joined by Sarah Bireete Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Governance in Uganda and Moses Khisa, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at North Carolina State University in the United States. <br>

Counter-Poaching Efforts in Gabon - Straight Talk Africa 2021/01/27, 20:30
Counter-Poaching Efforts in Gabon - Straight Talk Africa

In this edition of Straight Talk Africa; guest host Peter Clottey explores Gabon’s counter-poaching fight to save forest elephants that are being killed for their ivory. He is joined by Lee White Gabon’s Minister of Water, Forests, the Sea and Environment  and Carla Babb, VOA’s Pentagon Correspondent. Babb embedded with a small U.S. military team training Gabonese park rangers to get an inside look into the fight to save Gabon’s forest elephants.  <br>

COVID-19 in Africa: The Second Wave - Straight Talk Africa 2021/01/20, 20:30
COVID-19 in Africa: The Second Wave - Straight Talk Africa

In this edition of Straight Talk Africa guest host Vincent Makori examines the impact of a second wave of the coronavirus in Africa. His guests are Dr. Ahmed Ogwell Ouma Deputy Director of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and Tolbert G. Nyenswah Senior Research Associate at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Former Deputy Minister of Health, Emergencies and Epidemic Control of Liberia.<br>

Elections and Democracy in Africa - Straight Talk Africa 2021/01/13, 20:30
Elections and Democracy in Africa - Straight Talk Africa

In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali explores the connection between elections and democracy across Africa. He is joined by Phiwokuhle Mnyandu Lecturer of African Studies at Howard University and  Norman Mbabazi a Lawyer with Nyanzi, Kiboneka and Mbabazi Advocates in Uganda.  <br>

2020: Africa Year in Review - Straight Talk Africa 2021/01/06, 20:30
2020: Africa Year in Review - Straight Talk Africa

In this edition of Straight Talk Africa, guest host Vincent Makori reviews major developments that impacted African in 2020 and issues that are likely to set the pace for 2021. He is joined by Emira Woods a Pan African Strategist  and Kenneth Mwenda, Law Professor at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. <br>

20 years of Straight Talk Africa  - Straight Talk Africa 2020/12/30, 20:30
20 years of Straight Talk Africa  - Straight Talk Africa

VOA’s Straight Talk Africa is celebrating its 20th anniversary. In this special edition, host Shaka Ssali talks about his personal journey and why the program has been so popular over the years.  We will also hear from longtime guests about their experiences being on the show and from longtime fans on how the show has enriched their knowledge of Africa. Peter Clottey as he discusses with Shaka his 20 years of hosting Straight Talk Africa. <br>

Yvonne Chaka Chaka - Straight Talk Africa 2020/12/23, 20:30
Yvonne Chaka Chaka - Straight Talk Africa

In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali has an in-depth conversation with internationally recognized singer, songwriter and actress, Yvonne Chaka Chaka.  The humanitarian is also a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Eastern and Southern Africa.  For almost three decades her music has been popular across Africa and following a 1990 tour she was dubbed the “Princess of Africa.” This show first aired on October 21 2020.<br>

Elections in Ghana - Straight Talk Africa   2020/12/16, 20:30
Elections in Ghana - Straight Talk Africa  

In this edition of Straight Talk Africa guest host Vincent Makori discusses Ghana’s December 11 presidential election. He is joined by Peter Clottey Host of VOA’s Nightline Africa who is covering the elections in Ghana, Clara K. Beeri Kasser-Tee a Lawyer and lecturer at the University of Ghana School of Law and Kwaku Nuamah, Professor of International Politics at American University in Washington DC.  <br>