Produced by Lisa Bryant
December 09, 2023
American Artist Kehinde Wiley Exhibits Africa's Presidents in 'A Maze of Power'
Acclaimed American artist Kehinde Wiley — known for portraying former U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. pop star Michael Jackson — has turned his brush to Africa. His “A Maze of Power” exhibit in Paris, portrays 11 former and current African presidents, exploring power through the lens of historical European portrait painting. VOA's Lisa Bryant went to the show and has this report from the French capital.
November 30, 2023
Drought, Other Climate Related Issues Affecting Africa Tabled at COP28
Heavy rains that triggered September’s deadly floods in Libya are only one side of how climate change is impacting Africa. The other is drought — issues that will be on the table at COP28 in Dubai. For more, VOA’s Lisa Bryant filed this story from Tunisia’s capital, Tunis.
November 28, 2023
US Artist Showcases African Leaders Through Art
Acclaimed American artist Kehinde Wiley — known for portraying former U.S. president Barack Obama and U.S. pop star Michael Jackson — has turned his brush to Africa. His “A Maze of Power” exhibit in Paris, portrays 11 former and current African presidents, exploring power through the lens of historical European portrait painting. Lisa Bryant went to the show and has this report from the French capital.
September 27, 2023
Earthquake Rocks Morocco’s Tourism Sector
Moroccan entrepreneurs and tour guides say the tourism sector that carried the economy of Amizmiz and neighboring areas was rocked by a recent earthquake that claimed nearly 3,000 lives in the nation’s High Atlas Mountains — triggering a raft of cancellations. For more, reporter Lisa Bryant produced this report from Amizmiz.
September 15, 2023
Moroccans Unite Post Historic Earthquake
Moroccans have united and showcased acts of kindness towards survivors of the recent historic 6.8-magnitude earthquake killed at least 2,900 people and injured more than 5,500. For more, VOA’s Lisa Bryant visited the Atlas Mountains and produced this report.
March 15, 2023
Macron’s Africa Mission Failed: Analysts
Analysts say the recent visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to Africa produced mixed reviews with many in former colonies still expressing dissatisfaction and calling on their governments to shift from relations with France to Russia. Analysts also add that Moscow’s growing global influence is posing a challenge to Macron as it is changing the political landscape. For more, VOA’s Lisa Bryant speaks to experts from Paris.
January 01, 2023
Many Leaving Tunisia Amid Democracy Threats, Economic Woes
Rights groups say Tunisians are leaving their homeland in numbers not seen since the North African country’s revolution 12 years ago. The exodus reflects a growing despair over a democratic experiment that has foundered. Lisa Bryant reports from the southern Tunisian fishing city of Zarzis, an emigration hotspot — and graveyard.
July 25, 2022
Tunisians Vote in Crucial Constitutional Referendum
Tunisia voted Monday on a new constitution promoted by President Kais Saied. Supporters hope it will end years of economic and political turmoil, but critics fear the proposed constitution will end the Arab Spring’s only democracy. Lisa Bryant reports from the Tunis suburb of Ariana.
July 24, 2022
Tunisia July 25 Vote Scheduled but Resistance Mounts
Tunisians on Monday will vote over a new constitution proposed by President Kais Saied which is receiving mounting resistance from opposition, who claim will it will return the north African nation to authoritarian rule and urge a boycott. VOA’s Lisa Bryant speaks to analysts and citizens in Tunis.