Tag: Africa
Airdate: July 1, 2013

The official liaison between the Mandela family and the world’s media, Lee assesses the president’s trip to Africa & his efforts to re-engage with countries there both economically and emotionally.

Airdate: January 16, 2013

Just days before being named a recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, the remarkable single mother of 6 talked to us about her memoir, Mighty Be Our Powers, and the challenges faced by women in politics.

Airdate: December 4, 2012

The noted Nigerian writer responds to negative stereotypes about his home continent—the motivation for his latest text, Of Africa.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
April 30th, 2012

A depository of rare and wonderful African sounds

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
April 7th, 2012

While I came away from Under African Skies with a new understanding of the political landscape from which ‘Graceland’ emerged, it was Simon’s ruminations on the role of the artist in our society that hit me hardest.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 24th, 2012

Journalism meets art in this artfully convincing recreation of 1970s-era cultures.

March 17th, 2012

Russell is merely the latest in a long line of well-intentioned Westerners with fundamental misunderstandings about Africa, its people and its frequently bewildering politics.

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.

February 20th, 2012

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

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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