The auction of two wooden Igbo figures from Nigeria on June 29, 2020, has prompted new calls for repatriation of African artifacts. (Courtesy Christie’s)
On this edition of Encounter, Ms. Nosomot Gbbadmosi, a London writer at Foreign Policy Magazine and Dr. Andrew Tchie, Africa analyst at the Royal United Services Institute in London join guest host, VOA-TV Senior Analyst Jeffrey Young to discuss the hot issue of the west repatriating Africa’s looted antiquities and artifacts. Western museums are reluctant to give back what colonialists carried off to their capitals centuries ago, but Africans insist that the works of their ancestors be returned.
Jeffrey Young
Fri, 08/07/2020 - 19:05
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has released a trove of videos documenting U.S. nuclear weapons tests.
On this edition of Press Conference USA, host, Kim Lewis talks with William Perry, Former US Secretary of Defense and Tom Collina, Ploughshares Fund Policy Director about their co-authored book, "The Button. The Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump." As the world marks the 75th anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the book explores issues of the uncertain control of nuclear weapons and why the US should revise its nuclear weapons policy.
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Fri, 08/07/2020 - 18:30
Healthcare workers at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital hold a rally outside their hospital for safer working conditions
A panel of prominent Washington journalists deliberate the latest top stories of the week, which includes the topic of the US approaching 5 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus, far outpacing other countries. Moderator Dan Raviv, Columnist for Newsday and panelists Linda Feldmann, Washington Bureau Chief for the Christian Science Monitor and Josh Glancy, Washington Bureau Chief discuss this topic and other Issues in the News.
Policemen walk past the US consulate in Chengdu, southwestern China's Sichuan province, on July 26, 2020. - Tensions have…
In the wake of tit for tat consulate closures, Christopher Walker, Vice President for Studies and Analysis at the National Endowment for Democracy and Zachary Hosford, Deputy Director of the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund, discuss growing tensions between the United States and China and the larger threat that an aggressive Beijing poses to democracies around the world.
Carol Castiel
Fri, 07/31/2020 - 19:05
A medic from Hezbollah's islamic health unit checks the temperature of a woman, inside a tent facility to test for coronavirus…
Host Carol Castiel sits down with the President of the American Taskforce for Lebanon, Ambassador Ed Gabriel, to discuss the deteriorating economic, political and social situation, exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, in this strategic Middle Eastern country, and what role the United States can play in helping it emerge from the crisis.
Carol Castiel
Fri, 07/31/2020 - 18:30
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, nearly 16.5 million cases of COVID-19 and over 654,000 deaths have been reported around the world. On this edition of Issues in the News, a panel of prominent Washington journalists, including moderator Shayna Estulin, Political and Foreign Affairs Correspondent and panelists Emily Tamkin, U.S. Editor for the New Statesman and Jonathan Broder, Contributing Editor at Congressional Quarterly discuss this and other top stories of the week.
US Pharmacy Delivers Medicine to Patients in Africa
Joule Wellness Pharmacy, near Washington, fills prescriptions that families send to relatives who have returned to the Horn
Radhia Adam
Fri, 07/31/2020 - 17:08
Guns and New Hobbies
VOA Connect Episode 133 - We continue our special series on Guns in America and look at some of creative things people are doing while being restricted during the coronavirus pandemic.
Guns in America:  A Way of Life
A father in Nebraska explains how his family has embraced hunting with rifles for generations in our ongoing series about firearms in America. Reporter/Camera:  Deepak Dobhal
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Fri, 07/31/2020 - 16:47
Hardship Bartender
A bartender who was doing well financially before the pandemic now struggles to find work and money for basic necessities. Still, he remains hopeful for the future. Reporter: Carolyn Presutti, Camera: Mike Burke, Adapted by: Zdenko Novacki
Chalk Art
Ellen Chow and her daughter found a new activity to stay engaged during the stay-at-home order, one that takes them – and their colorful artwork – out to the sidewalk.    Reporter:  Faiza Elmasry, Camera: Mike Burke, Video Editor: Lisa Vohra
Faiza Elmasry
Fri, 07/31/2020 - 16:45
Bird watching is more than just finding our different feathered friends, and it’s a perfect activity nowadays for people who want to puruse a hobby outdoors.   Reporter: Faiza Elmasry, Camera:  Mike Burke
Faiza Elmasry
Fri, 07/31/2020 - 16:44
VOA Connect Episode 133, Guns and New Hobbies (no captions)
We continue our special series on Guns in America and look at some of creative things people are doing while being restricted during the coronavirus pandemic.
Afghan Government: Thousands of Security Force Members Killed Since US-Taliban Pact
Afghan government says over five months, more than 3,500 members of Afghan’s security force have been killed and 6,700 have been wounded
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Thu, 07/30/2020 - 21:25
A man opens his mouth for a heath worker to collect a sample for coronavirus testing during the screening and testing campaign…
Judd Devermont, Director of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Joshua Meservey, Senior Policy Analyst for Africa and Middle East at the Heritage Foundation, discuss with host Carol Castiel the latest on Covid-19 in Africa, the political crisis in Mali and the status of talks among Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Carol Castiel
Fri, 07/24/2020 - 19:05