During the past five years of my stay in the United States, I have come across different members of the African diaspora who are passionate about the future of the continent. I’ve talked to ambitious educated individuals who’ve expressed their determination to one day go back and contribute. On the contrary, I’ve also come across... 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 »
As a former Missourian and an Eritrean immigrant, I was heartbroken when I came across the April 15th St. Louis Post Dispatch front page story detailing the statutory rape case against an Eritrean immigrant in St. Louis who impregnated a 12-year-old. As I scanned through the story, I spotted several ambiguous parts which begged for perspective.... 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 »
I’m all for Africans solving their own problems. It has a nice ring to it. “African solutions to African problems.” But what does this self-reliance mean when it relates to violent, murderous lunatics such as Joseph Kony? Obviously, the fact that he has been operating in four different countries–the Central African Republic, Uganda, Democratic Republic... 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.