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VOA's Straight Talk Africa is a 30-minute program that examines topics of special interest to Africans.

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VOA's Straight Talk Africa is a 30-minute program that examines topics of special interest to Africans.

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    Economic Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa - May 15, 2024

    Economic Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa - May 15, 2024

    In this edition of Straight Talk Africa Abebe Aemro Selassie, director of the African Department of the International Monetary Fund, talks about the latest economic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa. Host
    Vincent Makori discussed economic policies on the Continent with Frannie Léautier CEO of SouthBridge Investment in Kigali.

    • 29 min
    • video
    Journalists Fighting for the Environment - May 08, 2024

    Journalists Fighting for the Environment - May 08, 2024

    This edition of Straight Talk Africa focuses at journalists who are trying to make a difference while reporting on the environmental crisis on the continent. Vincent Makori is joined by environmental journalist and media consultant Sophie Mbugua in Nairobi, Kenya and by investigative environmental journalist with The Multimedia Group in Kumasi, Ghana Erastus Asare Donkor.

    • 29 min
    • video
    The Challenges for Refugees in Africa - May 01, 2024

    The Challenges for Refugees in Africa - May 01, 2024

    On this edition of Straight Talk Africa Vincent Makori discusses the challenges of migration and refugees on the continent. He is joined by VOA Immigration reporter Aline Barros, the UNHCR Regional Director for the East Horn and Great Lakes Region Mamadou Dian Balde and the Senior advocate for East & Southern Africa at Refugees International Abdullahi Halakhe.

    • 40 min
    • video
    Africa: Economics, People and Politics - April 24, 2024

    Africa: Economics, People and Politics - April 24, 2024

    In this edition of Straight Talk Africa host Vincent Makori explores the interrelation of economy and politics. He is joined by Zainab Usman, director of the Africa Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Joel Kibazo, a consultant on Africa.

    • 29 min
    • video
    Sudan and Rwanda and the international community - April 17, 2024

    Sudan and Rwanda and the international community - April 17, 2024

    This edition of Straight Talk Africa discusses the effectiveness of the international community in deescalating conflict. Host Vincent Makori is joined by former commander of United Nations assistance mission for Rwanda in 1994 Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, Sudanese analyst Samah Salman and the executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Dr. Workneh Gebeyeh.

    • 29 min
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    30 Years After the Rwandan Genocide - April 10, 2024

    30 Years After the Rwandan Genocide - April 10, 2024

    This edition of Straight Talk Africa looks at the Rwandan genocide 30 year anniversary. Managing Editor for VOA Africa television, Vincent Makori, hosts the show and is joined by genocide survivor and author Consolee Nishimwe, the executive director of African Great Lakes Action Network Claude Gatebuke who is also a genocide survivor and political science professor at University of California - Berkeley Scott Strauss.

    • 29 min

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