African Perspectives

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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 May 23, 2021

May 26, 2021

This third episode in May is our second listeners’ appreciation show for the year 2021.

As it is our tradition, we are setting aside this show to appreciate the support of our listeners over the last two decades plus. In addition to recognizing the high value of our time listeners to our show, the episode also highlights the importance of their support to the survival of Athens Public radio station, WUGA.

African Perspectives for May 16, 2021

May 13, 2021

This second episode in May is an encore presentation from  October  11, 2020 and features information on the career and music of three African royalties – Wes Madiko of Cameroon; Salif Keita of Mali; and King Sunny Ade of Nigeria. The show provides some information on the career of each of these outstanding and renowned African global stars. This episode also provides information on current virtual programming of the UGA African Studies Institute.

African Perspectives Mother's Day 2021

May 13, 2021

This Mother’s Day special episode celebrates all mothers and mother figures in our listening area and on the African continent. The episode focuses on the celebration of mothers and other care givers even as the nation has a subdued celebration in the environment of social distancing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

African Perspectives for May 2, 2021

May 10, 2021

May 2 This first episode in the month of May is our second round of news updates from across the African continent from successful malaria vaccine trials in Burkina Faso to the ongoing political crisis and the attendant violence in Somalia. Other news feature is the increased insecurity in Chad, the Sahel, and the entirety of the West African region following the sudden death of President Deby of Chad.

African Perspectives for April 18, 2021

Apr 19, 2021

This third episode in the month of April is our African news update edition. We feature a cascade of news updates from across the continent from South Africa through Chad and all the way to Egypt.

The episode begins with some challenging updates with one of the COVID-19 vaccines and updates from the Presidential elections in Chad. The show also features the tough news of the death of Egypt’s activist, renowned writer, and physician, Nawal El Saadawi.