African Perspectives

Sunday Afternoons at 4PM

Celebrating 25 years of broadcasts on WUGA, African Perspectives examines current issues in Africa and celebrates African music and culture. The series also focuses on Africans living in Georgia and the Southeast and provides information about African-related activities on the University of Georgia campus. Host Akinloye Ojo is a native of Nigeria and a Ph.D.  in linguistics.

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African Perspectives for January 17, 2021

Jan 19, 2021

This episode is our show’s annual commemorative special on the great American civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Featuring excerpts from three speeches by Dr. King, the episode remembers the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts for peace and justice in America and universally. The episode also highlights the day of service in Athens Clarke County.

In addition, the episode provides updates on electoral issues in Somalia, Uganda and Burkina Faso, where the president has been sworn in for a second term.

African Perspectives for January 10, 2021

Jan 13, 2021

Our second episode in the New Year, 2021 features delightful jazz music from Southern Africa.

The episode features news updates about recent elections in Ghana (December 7) and the Central African Republic (December 17) where both incumbents were reelected to complete their respective agendas and hopefully move their respective nations forward.

The show  features our serious concern about the spread of the coronavirus, especially with people falsely equating the fight against the pandemic as a fight against their liberty and freedom.

African Perspectives for December 20, 2020

Dec 23, 2020

This third episode in the final month of the year, December turns out to be our final show for the year 2020. The show concludes our extended commemoration of twenty-four years of the show on Athens Public Radio station, WUGA. We round up our muted celebration of the show’s anniversary with music specials and fortnight African music CD giveaways. We are celebrating from November through December by offering African music CD giveaways for our listeners.

African Perspectives for December 13, 2020

Dec 14, 2020

This second episode in the final month of the year, December continues our extended commemoration of twenty-four years of the show on Athens Public Radio station, WUGA. The episode is the final instalment of our quarterly listeners’ appreciation show. We also continue our muted celebration of the show’s anniversary with music specials and fortnight African music CD giveaways. We are celebrating from November through December by offering African music CD giveaways for our listeners.

African Perspectives for December 6, 2020

Dec 7, 2020

This first episode in the final month of the year, December continues the extended commemoration of twenty-four years of the show on Athens Public Radio station, WUGA. The episode features our plans for muted celebrations of the anniversary with music specials and fortnight African music CD giveaways. We are celebrating from November through December by offering African music CDs for our listeners.

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