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 September 20, 2020

Sep 21, 2020

This episode, the third in the month of September, introduces the African Diaspora through shared commentaries and music. The African Union, in its constitutive act defines the African Diaspora as people of African origin living outside Africa, irrespective of citizenship and nationality. This celebration of the Africa diaspora on this episode is in honor and support of the Black Lives Matter movement that is winning immediate improvements in the lives of some members of the African Diaspora.

African Perspectives for September 6, 2020

Sep 8, 2020

This first episode in September provides further news updates from the continent including the monumental global health milestone achieved on August 25, 2020 as the African continent is certified free of ‘Wild’ Polio. The episode also provides additional news updates from Mali and Rwanda, where Mr. Paul Rusesabagina who saved hundreds of Rwandans during the 1994 genocide was arrested on terror related offences.

African Perspectives for August 30,2020

Sep 1, 2020

This final episode in August provides updates on the August 18, 2020 military coup in Mali which was led by five colonels of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People and which saw the resignation of President Ibrahim Keita and the dissolution of the government in Mali. The episode also focuses on the announcement by the UGA African Studies Institute that most of its programming for the 2020 fall semester will be conducted virtually or postponed until next fall in some cases.

African Perspectives for August 23, 2020

Aug 24, 2020

This episode provides an update on the growing conflict in Northern Mozambique and the call for intervention by the African Union (AU) and the South African Development Community (SADC). The show also provides highlights from a recent press release on secondary education in Africa from the Canada based Mastercard Foundation. According to the release, COVID-19 threatens the ability of African countries to invest in secondary education at a time when demand is increasing.

African Perspectives for August 16, 2020

Aug 17, 2020

This episode provides timely and important information about some recent developments across the African continent including news updates from Zimbabwe, Cote D’Ivoire, and the most serious in Mozambique. On August 6, 2020, the FRELIMO led government and RENAMO, the largest opposition party and former guerrilla movement signed a peace agreement in Maputo. Meanwhile, fighting was intensifying between government forces and armed insurgents in the northernmost province of Cabo Delgado, home to Africa’s three largest liquid natural gas projects.