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Cardiologist Left her Job To Start a Tomatoes Farm
Paul Ndiho, VOA Correspondent shares the fascinating story of Maria Zelina Zaloumis. She is a trained nurse and cardiologist in Australia who quite her medical career and moved back to Zambia to launch Tuzini Farms, a commercial farming company that specializes in growing tomatoes.
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"Returnees" Are Leading to a Brain Gain in Africa
As many African countries enjoy a sharp growth rate, many Africans in the diaspora are looking to the continent for opportunity. VOA’s Hayde Adams Fitzpatrick reports.
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Music Group Journey's Lead Singer Discovered on YouTube
VOA's Carolyn Turner reports on a documentary film about a street kid, who was discovered on YouTube, is trying to make it as a singer.
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Swahili in America
Swahili is the fastest growing language in Africa and is the official language of the Africa Union. The language that originated in east Africa is also a university subject in America. VOA's Aaron Ochieng visited a Swahili class at Howard University, in Washington, D.C.
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African Americans React to Black Panther
The latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther, is causing a buzz as it breaks box-office records. The film, set in the fictional African nation of Wakanda, follows a prince as he is crowned King and becomes a superhero and is being hailed as a milestone for the black community on the global stage. VOA’s Jesusemen Oni brings us the reactions of many African Americans viewers in the wake of the film’s stunning debut.
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Fears of Netherlands Leaving the EU
After Brexit, Brussels is worried that the Netherlands will follow Britain's lead and leave the European Union. Data shows half of Dutch voters want to have a referendum to vote on the issue, as many people have similar reasons for wanting to leave the EU as Britain did. Henry Ridgwell reports from Rotterdam.
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Film 'Enjoy Poverty'
As relief organizations work to feed the needy, a new film "Enjoy Poverty" focuses on the role of aid workers in helping Africa's most desperate people. VOA's Carolyn Turner has more.
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Muslim US Army Chaplain
Trump kicked up a media storm as he found himself in a feud with the family of a Muslim soldier, fighting for his country.
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Manute Bol Funeral
The Sudanese basketball great was remembered for his athletic and political accomplishments. VOA's Mariama Diallo reports from the funeral.
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"Rise of India's Influence on the African Continent"
Straight Talk Africa on August 8, 2012 -VOA's "Straight Talk Africa" host, Shaka Ssali and his guests discussed the rising engagement of India on the Africa continent as they compete with other East Asian nations to garnish more influence economically and politically.
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Straight Talk Africa Guest Portia Karegeya on Gender Equality
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - This week on Straight Talk Africa with Host Shaka Ssali, Portia Karegeya, UCLA Sonke Health and Human Rights Fellow, remarks on the importance of education in empowering women and combating gender inequality.
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Culture Shock for Africans in America
Emigrating from one’s country to another always comes with a certain degree of expectations, but few pay attention to the culture shock that awaits them in their newfound home. Africa 54 ‘s Esther Githui-Ewart talks to Africans right here at the Voice of America.
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Culture Shock for Africans in America Part 2
Africa 54’s anchor, Esther Githui-Ewart talks to Africans at Voice of America, about their experiences in a different culture in part two of “Culture Shock for Africans in America”. Emigrating from one’s country to another always comes with a certain degree of expectation, but few pay attention to the culture shock that awaits them in their new found home.
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Uganda to Manufacture Cars by 2018
Engineers at Uganda’s Kiira Motors Corporation recently unveiled a prototype of its sedan hybrid electric vehicle dubbed the Kiira EV Smack. The car manufacturer is slated to start commercial production of the Kiira brand vehicles and passenger buses by 2018. VOA’s Paul Ndiho reports.
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Grand Inga Dams In DRC Will Cost 80 Billion U.S Dollars
At a price tag of 80-billion U.S.dollars, the grand Inga dam project in the democratic republic of Congo is arguably one of the largest infrastructure developments on the continent. Africa 54’s Paul Ndiho reports from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Africa's Technology
Less than a decade ago, many African countries relied heavily on satellite connections for internet and telephone calls, which is a slow and expensive process. In the last few years, there has been a revolution in communications with the connection of the continent to the rest of the world via undersea fiber-optic cables dramatically increasing transmission capacity of data and drastically reducing transmission time and costs. One of the most instrumental brains behind the development of fiber optics is Thomas Mensah, CEO of the Georgia Aerospace Systems and an authority in fiber optics and nanotechnology. VOA's Vincent Makori learns more from Dr. Mensah.
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Thomas Mensah , An African Innovator
Thomas Mensah is one of four scientists who developed fiber optic technology. Mensah talks extensively to Vincent Makori about the multiple applications of fiber optic technology and how it has changed our daily life. Thomas Mensah is from Ghana. Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/media/video/2972654.html
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South Africa Khayelitsha Restaurant
In one of South Africa's biggest slums, Khayelitsha a restaurateur is on a mission to change the township diet, by recreating traditional South African dishes with a twist. Carolyn Turner reports.
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Dr. Kizza Besigye Discuss the Progress of Democratization in Uganda
January 2, 2013 - VOA's Straight Talk Africa host, Shaka Ssali was joined by Dr. Kizza Besiyge, the former President of Uganda's major opposition party, the Forum of Democratic Change compares the handling of political dilemmas taking place within Uganda's parliament and the U.S. Congress.
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The Hadza Last of the First Documentary
Scientists are studying the last of the Hadza, an African population that lives off the land because their way of life is considered a base line for human evolution. Recently a documentary about them, premiered in Washington. VOA's Carolyn Turner has more.
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Ghanaian Rapper Edem
Heather Maxwell, Host of VOA’s Music Time in Africa, talks to VOA’s Vincent Makori about her interview with Ghanaian Rapper Edem.
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Uganda Actress in New York City
The story of a young Ugandan woman, Lucy Bunyenyezi, who is making a name for herself on the big screens of NYC. VOA's Jeanette Mugisha gives the report.
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Ghanaian Food
If you appreciate authentic Ghanaian food, then you have something in common with Joseph Konney Mensah, founder and owner of Ultimate Bar and Restaurant, in Teshi, Accra, Ghana. He's a chef whose passion for making local and continental dishes has earned him the title of “Best Chef in Town.” VOA’s Paul Ndiho recently visited with him and has our report.
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One on One with Ugandan Businessman Sir Gordon Wavamunno
Straight Talk Africa on June 6, 2012 - "Straight Talk Africa" host Shaka Ssali was joined by Sir Gordon Wavaamunno of Spear Group of Companies. Hosni Mubarak shares his personal story of his humble beginnings in rural Mbarara, Uganda to becoming one of the African continent's wealthiest men.
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Uganda Agriculture
Agriculture is Uganda’s most important economic sector, employing over 80 % of the work force. Now, some of the nation's small scale farmers are rethinking agriculture, investing in modern farming method that improves productivity. VOA’s Paul Ndiho has more.
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Little White Lie Documentary
Lacey Schwartz grew up in an upper middle-class Jewish family, in upstate New York where almost everyone she knew was white. She assumed that she was, as well. Her recent documentary, Little White Lie, tells the story of how she uncovered the secret of her true racial background. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver tells us more.
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Burundi Robotics Team Missing in Washington D.C.
The Robotics team from Burundi was reported missing by Washington D.C. police. Two teens have been reported to have crossed into Canada. VOA’s Auriane Itanguishaka weighs in on the situation.
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Senegal Opens New International Airport
VOA’s Correspondent, Sofia Christensen reports Senegal’s new, much-awaited international airport opens Thursday Dec 7, From Dakar, Sofia Christensen reports on the country’s efforts to position itself as a regional air hub of the 21st century.
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Technology Transforming Africa's Economics
VOA's Vincent Makori talks to Ghanian-American chemical engineer and inventor Thomas O. Mensah on how technology is transforming Africa's economics through modern transportation infrastructure. Thomas's currently has 14 patents, 7 of which awarded within a period of six years, and was inducted into the US National Academy of Inventors in 2015.
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Somalia is Beginning To Attract Talent From Abroad
Somalia’s newly found stability is creating hope and it's beginning to attract foreign workers, including footballers who are joining Somalia football clubs. Africa 54's Hayde Adams-FitzPatrick has this story. Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/3994765.html
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Juba University in South Sudan
South Sudan's Juba University remains closed due to the decay of its brown-stone buildings near the center of the city following years of war. VOA's Paul Ndiho reports.
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Somali Female Farmer in Minnesota
A food cooperative in the mid-western U.S. state of Minnesota is helping refugee farmers learn to grow new foods in their new country. VOA's Abdi Mahamud has the story.
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Olympic Speed Skater Maame Biney
Maame Biney, a 17-year-old from Ghana, will be the first African-American woman to represent the U.S. on the speedskating short track team at the 2018 Winter Olympics Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February. VOA's Correspondent, Salem Solomon visited her where she first started skating in a local ice rink in Reston, Virginia and has this story.
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Nigeria Business
The founder of Nigeria's best known fast food retailer, Deji Akinyanju, is now looking to expand his business n the rest of the continent. VOA's Paul Ndiho has the story.
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Innovation Hub in Mogadishu, Somali
A fully fledged innovation hub is coming to Mogadishu in Somali. Africa 54 Business Correspondent Jill Malandrino reports on the latest news.
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Music Makers Friday: R2Bees
VOA Music Time in Africa’s Heather Maxwell caught up with Rashid Mugeez aka “Mugeez”, lead vocalist of the popular Ghanaian Afrobeats/Hiplife duo R2Bees in his hometown of Tema.
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Green Card Lottery Winner on VOA's In Focus
VOA's Lisa Vohra talks to a U.S. green card lottery winner.
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Somali Success Story
Like many in Somalia, one young Somali Woman, Yasmin Yonus, is now living in the U.S. and has overcome many obstacles. VOA's Heather Hatzenbuhler has her inspiring story.
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Tensions Increase in Gambia Over Disputed Election
Tensions arise in Gambia as leaders' urge for longtime President Yahywa Jammeh to step down from power have failed. Tasmir Jasseh joins VOA's Vincent Makori to assess the situation.
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Energy & Development in Africa
As African leaders look for ways to grow their economies, they face many hurdles including a lack of energy production and poor infrastructure. VOA's Vincent Makori reports.
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Ghanaian Student Gabriel Opare Develops Search Engine Mudclo
Nineteen-year-old Ghanaian student, Gabriel Opare built an online video search engine known as Mudclo and the innovation has caught the attention of some of the industry's biggest tech companies. VOA’s Vincent Makori reports.
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Rwanda Genocide Survivor Pt. 1
It has been over 20 years since the Rwandan genocide that killed close to a millions people. While the world moves on, for those who were personally touched by the most horrendous event in recent history, it's just like yesterday. Consolee Nishimwe was 14 in 1994. Her father and three male siblings were murdered. In a recent conversation, Ms. Nishimwe shared her story of survival, healing and hope, with VOA's Vincent Makori.
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Uganda Animation Industry
Africa's animation industry is still in its infancy. There are very few animated TV series or 3D movies originating from the continent. However, the growing demand for locally produced content is bringing about change. Solomon Jagwe, a Ugandan animator and 3D graphics artist, is leading way, with the Nkoza and Nankya TV series. VOA’s Paul Ndiho tells us more.
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Professor  Samatar on Fidel Castro- Straight Talk Africa
Professor Abdi Ismail Samatar, Chair Professor of the University of Minnesota's Department of Geography, Environment & Society describes the caliber and eminence of the late Fidel Castro, and his provisions.
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Samuel Sam-Sumana on the Future of Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone is reeling from devastating mudslides which killed hundreds and rendered more than three- thousand homeless. This came as the country is recovering from the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak. In the midst of all these, the West African nation is gearing up for a general election, in March 2018. For some insight into the state of affairs in Sierra Leone, Africa 54's Managing Editor Vincent Makori is joined by Samuel Sidique Sam-Sumana, a veteran politician and former Sierra Leonean Vice President .
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Managing Africa's Oil and Gas Resources
Oil and gas industries represent the greater part of many African economies, yet they appear to contribute little to broader societal development. African lawyer and author NJ Ayuk joins us to discuss the ways African nations can properly manage their oil resources to promote economic prosperity.
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Honor Diaries Documentary
Thousands of women and girls worldwide are subjected to forced marriage, mutilation, attacks and even murder, all in the name of "honor." A new documentary called "Honor Diaries" shines a spotlight on this pervasive problem. Tabinda Naeem has the story.
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