The final days of the campaign for the 2012 elections are upon us. Speculation by pundits, a barrage of polls and heated political discussions dominate the media in America. In this spirit, a panel of professors from around the world gathered at an event hosted by USF World and co-sponsored by the USF Chinese Culture... Read more »
Foreign policy plays a significant role in U.S. presidential elections. Many argue that the foreign agenda is the only one that a sitting president can implement without having to go through the labyrinth of politics and the checks and balances of the democratic system. As a testament to this importance, the final presidential debate in... Read more »
In the wake of the death of Malawi’s former president, Bingu wa Mutharika due to cardiac arrest, the country’s political leadership has welcomed a new guard. Joyce Banda, an outspoken activist and leader of the People’s Party, became the president of the country making her the second female president in Africa. In the relatively short period of time until... Read more »
“I am a socialist and I take part in the ‘Occupy Tampa’ movement” said one of the students opening the first question at an event sponsored by the USF World, at the University of South Florida’s International Program in Tampa, Florida. The question was directed at the Executive Director of the World Bank Group, Ian Solomon,... Read more »
In 2010, Rwanda held an election which came under scrutiny for a media crackdown and the arrest of some opposition candidates. For incumbent, Paul Kagame, however, it was an undoubtable win with an overwhelming 93 percent of the votes. Shortly after that, concerned about the treatment of the media in Rwanda, I met professor Rangira Gallimore, an... Read more »
Interview with a former presidential candidate Dr. Abdullahi Ibrahim, professor emeritus of the University of Missouri. The interview is about Dr. Ibrahim's experience during the recent Sudanese election and what he thinks would be the outcome and the fallout of the upcoming referendum.
Africa Talks - Interview with Professor David Crane, blood diamonds prosecutor. He was the founding Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, an international war crimes tribunal, appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan. New Segment of Africa Talks Back - Feedback, questions and ideas from viewers.
Africa Talks sat down with Nadege Uwase, the executive director of Global Issues Leadership Development (GILD), a nonprofit organization created to help promote human rights through youth after-school programs for the latest episode of our show.