Straight Talk Africa

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    August 14, 2013 6:30 PM
    Shaka Ssali hosts this call-in program that examines topics of special interest to Africans.

    Straight Talk Africa Wed, 14 Aug

    Published August 14, 2013

    Shaka Ssali hosts this call-in program that examines topics of special interest to Africans.

    Straight Talk Africa

    Shaka Ssali hosts this call-in program that examines topics of special interest to Africans.

    Join us every Wednesday as Shaka 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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    Straight Talk Africa is broadcast live every Wednesday from 1830-1930 UTC/GMT simultaneously on radio, television and the Internet.


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    On our Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Program:

     

    “Democratic National Convention: African Reaction”
     

    Thousands have converged in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the Democratic National Convention July 25-28, where Hillary Clinton is likely to be named the party’s presidential nominee.
     

    Join us for our live, one-hour television and radio call-in simulcast of "Straight Talk Africa" when host Shaka Ssali and his guests discuss Africans’ reactions to the Democratic National Convention.
     

    Question of the Week:

    What do you expect Hillary Clinton to say about Africa at the Democratic National Convention?  Email us your reply at africatv@voanews.com or write us on Facebook.

     
    Social Media:

    Ayen Bior, VOA Social Media Reporter
    Twitter:  @VOA Shaka
    Hashtag:  #VOADemConvention

     

     
    Remote Guest:

    Vincent Makori
    Voice of America
    Democratic National Convention via remote from Philadelphia, PA

     
    Washington Studio Guests:

    Reverend Aniedi Okure
    Executive Director, Africa Faith and Justice Network


    K. Riva Levinson
    President and CEO, KRL International LLC
    Author, Choosing The Hero: My improbable Journey and the Rise of Africa’s First Woman President

     

     

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    Internship Opportunities

    In the competitive and changing television industry, nothing is more valuable for job-seekers than "real world" experience. The Straight Talk Africa internship program offers motivated and outstanding students exciting opportunities to experience practical journalism.  In addition to helping to get our weekly studio programs on-the-air, interns also produce a final project for their portfolios. Projects include writing and producing promos, stories, and even full-length documentary or magazine shows.

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    africatv@voanews.com
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    A Straight Talk Africa Special

    About the Host

    Shaka, a Ugandan-born American journalist, holds a doctorate in cross-cultural communication and history from UCLA in California. He is a former Ford Foundation Fellow and has received numerous honors, including a United Nations Peacekeeping Special Achievement Award in International Journalism. Other awards include VOA's Best Journalist Award and Kigezi College Butobere's first ever Highest Achievement Award in International Human Communication. Butobere is located in Kabale, southwestern Uganda, and is Shaka’s alma mater.
     

    During his career, Shaka has interviewed and hosted many presidents and prime ministers.  Among them:  General Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President, Nigeria; Levy Patrick Mwanawasa; Former President, Zambia; Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister, United Kingdom;  Botswana President Seretse Khama Ian Khama; Ghana President John Evans Atta Mills; Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete; Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President, Liberia; Hifikepunye Pohamba, President, Namibia; Uganda President Yoweri Museveni; Joseph Kabila, President, DRC; Rwanda President Paul Kagame; and General Salva Kiir, First Vice President, and president of the government of Southern Sudan.
     

    He has also hosted newsmakers and policy makers who interact with Africa, including:   Norbert Mao, President, Uganda Democratic Party; Johnnie Carson, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; Donald Yamamoto, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank; South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela; Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai; Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court; Mo Ibrahim, Chairman Mo Ibrahim Foundation; Nobel Literature laureate Wole Soyinka; Professor Muna Ndulo, Cornell Law School; Professor Ali Mazrui, SUNY; Professor George Ayittey, American University; Professor Sulayman Nyang, Howard University; Uganda Supreme Court Justice George Kanyeihamba; Dr. Rebecca Nyandeing de Mabior, a Southern Sudan government official and widow of former SPLA leader Dr. John Garang; Jeff Sharlet, author, The Family; Bob Hunter, Associate, Fellowship Foundation; Mbulelo Rakwena, former South African Ambassador to Brazil; Baffour Ankomah, Editor, New African magazine.