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African Perspectives for August 21, 2022

This episode is the third show in August. It features a healthy helping of enjoyable African music and

three news updates about both local developments and happenings on the continent. The episode reflects

on the ongoing changes to back to school experiences in the area due to the continuing effect of the

COVID19 pandemic on students, teachers and the entire community. It also provides announcements for

the forthcoming 2022 Africa Family Picnic scheduled for September 3, 2022, at Memorial Park here in

Athens. The episode continues to provide updates on the two new African languages being introduced at

UGA- Hausa and Zulu. These courses will be taught by two of the four FLTAs assigned to the university.

The episode reiterates the news that the US State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

(ECA) through the 2022-2023 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program is

providing the funds to sustain four African Fulbright FLTAs. Finally, the episode shares updates on eh

August 15 announcements of results for the recently concluded Kenyan Presidential elections. According

to the results, the current Deputy President William Ruto won the tight presidential race and setting him

up to become the fifth president of the Republic of Kenya. As always, the episode featured selected

enjoyable music from Africa and/or by Africans including featured tracks from the Rough Guide to the

music of Kenya and Tanzania, and African Street Party.

Playlist for August 21

Album: Rough Guide to the Music of Kenya and Tanzania (2007)

Artist: Various Artistes

Tracks: 1) Likuta Bibi

2) Mwongele

3) Vunja Mifupa

Album: Rough Guide to African Street Party (2008)

Artist: Various Artistes

Tracks: 1) Omeme Nyapura

2) Prima Donna

3) Kamussekele

Album: Voices from Mother Africa (2006)

Artist: Various Artistes

Tracks: 1) Town Hall

2) Hamba

3) Lizzy (Extra track)