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Join veteran journalist Shaka Ssali on Straight Talk Africa every Wednesday as he and his guests discuss topics of special interest to Africans, including politics, economic development, press freedom, health, social issues and conflict resolution.

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Join veteran journalist Shaka Ssali on Straight Talk Africa every Wednesday as he and his guests discuss topics of special interest to Africans, including politics, economic development, press freedom, health, social issues and conflict resolution.

    Black U.S. Colleges and Universities Expand in Africa - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

    Black U.S. Colleges and Universities Expand in Africa - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

    In this edition of Straight Talk Africa, host Shaka Ssali discusses the importance of Historically Black U.S. colleges and Universities branching out into Africa and expanding the educational opportunities on the continent. He is joined by Kwabena Boateng, Founder and Co-President, African Diaspora Nation and Chair of the HBCU Africa Homecoming Initiative, Maraina Montgomery, Assistant Director of the Study Abroad program of Howard University  and Jewell Green Winn, Chief Diversity Officer and Senior International Officer of Tennessee State University.
     

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    Reflections on Pan-Africanism - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

    Reflections on Pan-Africanism - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

    In this edition of Straight Talk Africa, host Shaka Ssali explores the concept of Pan-Africanism and its significance. He is joined by Louise Uwacu, Host and Producer of "U&I" television talk show on Show TV in  Vancouver, Canada, Michael A. Brown, Lobbyist and Former Vice Chairman Democratic National Committee Finance Committee and Educator and Activist Raphael C. Jackson. 
     

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    Africa in 2020 - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

    Africa in 2020 - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

    In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali reviews the major political developments in Africa that marked 2019 and looks ahead at issues that will most impact the continent in 2020. His guests are Catherine Kanabahita Guma Fellow at National Endowment for Democracy and Executive Director of the Development Network of Indigenous Voluntary Associations (DENIVA), Richmond Danso, Doctoral Candidate and Teaching Associate at the Department of Political Science of Howard University, Yetunde Odugbesan-Omede, Professor of Global Affairs and Politics at Farmingdale State College and Joel Kibazo, Former Senior Executive at the African Development Bank.
     

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    Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

    Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

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    Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

    Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

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    Refugee Crisis: In Search of a Global Solution - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

    Refugee Crisis: In Search of a Global Solution - Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

    In this edition of Straight Talk Africa guest host Peter Clottey examines the Global Refugee Forum, that took place December 16- 18, in Geneva, Switzerland. His guest are Elizabeth Lizama, Communications and Social Media Coordinator of the International Organization for Migration, Ayen Bior, reporter and Co-host of VOA’s “Our Voices”, Lual Mayen, CEO of Junub Games, from Geneva Lisa Bryant, VOA Correspondent  and Eskinder Negash, President and CEO  of the  United States Committee on Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI).
     

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Straight Talk Africa is simply refreshing

Informative, frank, and straight forward discussions about various issues in the Continent

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Shaka Ssali

Shaka is iconic!!

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