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 April 19, 2020

Apr 21, 2020

The third episode in April was another instalment of our show of hope, re-assurance, and lifting of spirits during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The episode continued our efforts since March 2020 to do two things. First, to remind our listeners about the importance of observing health and social distancing guidelines from local and national health officials. Second, to relief some of the anxieties of our listeners as we enter into another week of mandated global isolation and social distancing over the pandemic.

African Perspectives for April 12, 2020

Apr 21, 2020

This Easter Sunday episode celebrates the holiday weekend. The focus on this episode turns to religious festivities including the celebration of Easter and the Christian Holy week on the African continent. The episode featured our regards to our listeners celebrating Easter even in the environment of social distancing. As always, the episode featured selected enjoyable music from Africa and/or by Africans including tracks from Missa Luba, An African Mass performed by the Muugano National Choir from Kenya under the direction of Boniface Mganga.

African Perspectives for March 22, 2020

Mar 22, 2020
Photo: Michael Cardin

This episode of African Perspectives was broadcast on WUGA on Sunday, March 22.  

It features an interview with visiting Professor and African Studies 2020 Spring lecturer Ama Oforiwaa Oduonum.

UGA played host to 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging Civic Engagement leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The Mandela Washington Fellowship empowers young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking, professional opportunities, and local community engagement. The Fellowship hosted by UGA was part of a group of 700 Mandela Washington Fellows hosted at 27 educational institutions.

UGA played host to 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging Civic Engagement leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The Mandela Washington Fellowship empowers young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking, professional opportunities, and local community engagement. The Fellowship hosted by UGA was part of a group of 700 Mandela Washington Fellows hosted at 27 educational institutions.

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