Tag: Africa
Zimbabwe dictator celebrates his birhtday in times of extreme poverty.  Photo: Wikimedia Commons; Specialist 2nd Class Jesse B.
February 25th, 2012

Just when you thought a totalitarian dictator couldn’t do any worse, he goes off and does something heinous–again.

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February 20th, 2012

Paul Simon marks the 25th anniversary of his legendary album with a long-awaited reunion.

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Interview
Airdate: February 23, 2012

The King of Otuam, Ghana and co-author of King Peggy discusses the changes she’s made to her home village since becoming its first female ruler and shares the impact she’s had on young girls.

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October 7th, 2011

Ever hear of Katie Davis? Our blogger San Nixon has, and he explains why she’s quite the inspiration.

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Interview
Airdate: April 7, 2009

In an exclusive interview during her trip to the U.S., the first woman ever elected head of state in Africa describes her abduction by soldiers during the coup and how she won the election. She also explains the name of her memoir and talks about the future of her country.

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Interview
Airdate: October 5, 2011

Liberian native and author of Mighty Be Our Powers discusses the importance of and challenges faced by women in politics and the significance of the nation’s first woman president. Gbowee is one of three recipients of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Interview
Airdate: September 29, 2011

Tavis pays tribute to one of Kenya’s most recognizable women.

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Interview
Airdate: April 21, 2009

Environmental activist and Nobel laureate discusses her time in the U.S. during the civil rights era, the negative media attention on Africa and challenges for the African citizenry.

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Interview
Airdate: September 8, 2011

The distinguished Demos fellow and president of CivWorld and the Interdependence Movement recounts his whereabouts on 9/11 and explains why borders don’t matter anymore.

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Interview
Airdate: August 24, 2011

The Libyan dissident and chair of the political science department at the University of Texas at San Antonio discusses Qaddafi’s fall, as well as the road ahead for the North African nation’s transition of power.

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