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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, August 24, 2016 Program:

“Africa and the 2016 Olympics”

Take one look at the roster of track-and-field athletes at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, a suburb of Nashville in the southern United States, and you will notice there are more Africans than Americans. They come from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda. Nine African nations won medals at the just concluded Rio 2016 Summer Games. Kenya topped the list with 13 medals, including 6 gold, 6 silver and 1 bronze. Athletes from South Africa, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Nigeria and Morocco all won medals at the Rio Games.

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 how African athletes fared at the Rio 2016 Summer Games.

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How excited are you over the performance of African athletes at the Rio Summer Games? Email us your reply at or write us on Facebook.

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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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