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Straight Talk Africa, Wed, April 23, 2014i
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April 23, 2014 6:30 PM
Straight Talk Africa guest host Vincent Makori and his guests examine the apartheid political system in South Africa from 1948 to 1994; and the progress the nation has made in twenty years. Guests: Buti Kale, UNHCR Deputy Regional Representative; Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo, Founder of Life Restoration Ministry, and Prof. . Somadoda Fikeni, Ph.D. Chariman of the Council of the Walter Sisulu University Foundation

Straight Talk Africa, Wed, April 23, 2014

Published April 23, 2014

Straight Talk Africa guest host Vincent Makori and his guests examine the apartheid political system in South Africa from 1948 to 1994; and the progress the nation has made in twenty years. Guests: Buti Kale, UNHCR Deputy Regional Representative; Rev. Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo, Founder of Life Restoration Ministry, and Prof. . Somadoda Fikeni, Ph.D. Chariman of the Council of the Walter Sisulu University Foundation

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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On our January 28, 2015 Program:
 

"Zambia's Presidential Election"


Edgar Lungu has been sworn in as Zambia’s sixth president, following a close election on Tuesday, January 20.   He will serve out the remaining term of former President Michael Sata, who died suddenly last October.  Another election is due September 2016, when Sata's term would have expired.  Mr. Lungu will have only a short period of time to turn around the sputtering economy of Africa’s top copper producer.   The price of copper is now at a six year low.


Join us on the next edition of "Straight Talk Africa" for our live, one-hour television and radio call-in simulcast when host Shaka Ssali and his guests discuss Zambia’s presidential election.

 

One on One with Newsmaker Guest:

Priscilla Isaac

Director

Electoral Commission of Zambia

Via Phone:  Lusaka, Zambia

 

Washington Studio Guest:

Kenneth Mwenda

Adjunct Professor of Law

American University's Washington School of Law

 

Phone Guest:

Hakainde Hichilema

Presidential Candidate

United Party for National Development (UPND) - Zambia

Via SKYPE/ Phone:   Lusaka, Zambia

 

 

 

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What steps will Zambian President Edgar Lungu have to take to ensure that the country will have a bright economic future?
 

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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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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.