Produced by Abby Sun
October 13, 2022
Global Economic Outlook Tops IMF, World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington
The annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group boards of governors are underway in Washington Thursday. Officials are discussing global concerns, including the global economic outlook. VOA’s Abby Sun reports from the IMF in Washington.
September 16, 2022
Fashion Offers New Career for Kenyan Female Designer
A Kenya-based seamstress' dream to be a fashion designer was realized after she made the hard decision to resign from her job and open a designer shop. VOA’s Abby Sun visited Cecilia Awuor's shop to check out the fashions and have her design a custom Kitenge outfit.
July 12, 2022
Expert on China’s Soft Power in Africa: It’s About People-to-People Relations
VOA’s Abby Sun, Auriane Itangishaka and Amina Aliyu spoke to Dr. Lina Benabdallah, Assistant Professor at Wake Forest University on China’s soft power advantage in Africa. She argued that compared to China, the United States has been lacking consistently building partnerships with African leaders.
July 11, 2022
Indie Filmmaker Shares Her Perspective on China’s Cultural Influence in Kenya
VOA’s Abby Sun spoke to Jidi Guo, an independent filmmaker, about her experience producing “Behind the Belt”, a short documentary film about China’s cultural influence in Kenya. Guo spoke about the cultural mismatch she witnessed firsthand in Kenya.
June 06, 2022
African-led Organization Aims to Sustainably Boost Agriculture Production
VOA’s Abby Sun spoke to Dr. Esther Ibrahim, program officer at AGRA, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, about how the African-led organization aims to sustainably boost agriculture production and improve the livelihoods of farming households.
May 17, 2022
Women in Blockchain Technology Examine Female Representation in Africa’s Crypto Market
VOA’s Abby Sun speaks to Nelly Chatue-Diop, founder of Ejara, a crypto investment trading platform and Yaliwe Soko, chairwoman of United Africa Blockchain Association, about female representation in crypto finance.