In this episode of Straight Talk Africa, host Shaka Ssali explores the challenges of freedom of expression in Africa. He’s joined by Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, an opposition Ugandan member of Parliament, Jon Termin, director of Africa programs at Freedom House, Tundu Lissu, opposition member of Parliament in Tanzania, and Wilson Masilingi, Ambassador of Tanzania to the United States.
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres travels to Addis Ababa this week for the African Union Summit. He sat down with VOA U.N. Correspondent Margaret Besheer ahead of his trip. He told VOA cooperation between the world body and the African Union has substantially improved and expressed optimism that the continent is making progress on some of its biggest challenges.