African Perspectives for March 14, 2021

Mar 15, 2021

This second episode in March continues our month-long celebration of the contributions of women in this society and across the World during the Women’s History Month (WHM).

The episode fulfils the promise of a belated commemoration of the International Women’s Day which was celebrated a week earlier on Monday, March 8. In addition to providing the history of the day and some of the scheduled events, the episode focused on the meaning and importance of the theme for the 2021 celebration, choose to challenge. As part of the International Women’s Day celebration, the episode features the discussion of the historic appointment of the first woman and the first African director general for the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The episode concludes with an extended profile of the new WTO Director-General, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala who resumed her new position on the first of March.

As always, the episode featured selected enjoyable music from Africa and/or by Africans including selected tunes from South Africa’s Brenda Fassie and Mali’s Oumou Sangare.

Playlist for March 14: Album: Greatest Hits (2004) Artist: Brenda Fassie Tracks: 1) Vulindlela 2) Kuyoze Kuyovaliza 3) Sumbulala

Album: Oumou (2003) Artist: Oumou Sangare Tracks: 1) Baba 2) Sabu 3) Maladon 4) Kayi Ni Wura (Extra Track)

Album: Bameli Soy (1991) Artist: M’Bilia Bel Tracks: 1) Nazali Nwasi