Managing Editor, Host of "Daybreak Africa," Radio Program
James Butty’s broadcasting career began in Liberia where he worked as a volunteer at the Voice of Pleebo, a community radio station in Pleebo, Maryland County. He later worked as assistant news editor and radio and television newscaster at the Liberia Broadcasting System. Butty came to VOA from the West Africa Magazine where he was a Washington correspondent. He now serves as managing editor and host of Daybreak Africa, Voice of America’s breakfast show to Africa. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota, a master’s degree in Mass Communication from Howard University, and a diploma in radio and television broadcasting from Brown Institute (now Brown College) in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Host Carol Castiel and VOA’s Daybreak Africa host, James Butty, talk with Judd Devermont, Director of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies about prospects for a more dynamic, multi-dimensional US – Africa policy under the Biden Administration.
Host Carol Castiel and host and managing editor of Daybreak Africa, James Butty, talk with the legendary Amb. Herman (Hank) Cohen, former assistant secretary of state for African Affairs under the George H.W. Bush administration about his latest book: “U.S. Policy Toward Africa: Eight Decades of Realpolitik.” Ambassador Cohen offers keen insights on US-Africa policy from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Donald J. Trump and regales with personal anecdotes from his 38-year diplomatic career.
Ethiopian Human Rights Commission says a group of youths informally known as Samri targeted ethnic Amhara and Welkait men,'beating them with sticks, stabbing them with knives, machetes and hatchets and strangling them with ropes'