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August 17, 2023
Author of ‘Ketema Yifru: A Champion of Peace, Progress, and African Unit’ Speaks to VOA
Author Mekonnen Ketema sat down with VOA’s Yeheyes Wuhib, host of Africa News Tonight, to talk about his new book about “Ketema Yifru: A Champion of Peace, Progress, and African Unit.” Mekonnen chronicles the life and lasting impact of his father, Ketema Yifru, a Pan-Africanist who served as Ethiopia's foreign minister in the 1960s.
August 11, 2023
Pan-Africanism and the Organization of African Unity
The Organization of African Unity, OAU, was formally established in 1963 by 32 independent African leaders. Former Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie’s foreign minister at the time, Ketema Yifru, is said to have played a major role in the creation of OAU. For more on Ketema’s legacy and achievements, VOA’s Yeheyes Wuhib spoke to his son Makonnen Ketema.
January 19, 2023
US Treasury Secretary to Visit 3 African Nations
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will start her trip to Africa on Friday, stopping in Senegal, Zambia and South Africa. Yellen’s trip comes after China's Foreign Minister Qin Gang five-country tour of Africa last week. President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo will also travel to Africa this year, as will Yellen's deputy, Wally Adeyemo. Ebenezer Obadare, a Douglas Dillon senior fellow for Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), tells International Edition host Yeheyes Wuhib that the frequent visits of high-profile figures this year signals that the U.S. is ready to focus on its Africa relations.
December 22, 2022
Economic Crisis Hits Ghana Hard
Ghana has been a bastion of stability in West Africa, a region plagued by civil unrest and coups. The world’s second-biggest grower of cocoa and Africa’s second-largest gold producer, Ghana began exporting oil in late 2010. Currently, however, its economy is in a meltdown. For more on what caused Ghana’s economic downturn, VOA’s Yeheyes Wuhib speaks with Alex Vines, managing director for risk, ethics and resilience at Chatham House in London.
August 24, 2022
Angola 2022 Election Day Ends
Voting has closed in Angola’s 2022 national elections which has over 220 parliamentary seats up for grabs and a historic presidential race between incumbent President Joao Lourenco and opposition UNITA’s Adalberto Costa Jnr. Mayra de Lassalette of VOA’s Portuguese Service has an update from Luanda.
August 23, 2022
Angola's UNITA Gains Support in MPLA Strongholds: Analysts
Angola heads to the polls in less than 24 hours and analysts say opposition UNITA is gaining support among the nation’s youth and in ruling MPLA strongholds. For more, VOA’s Yeheyes Wuhib talked to Alex Vines, managing director for risk, ethics, and resilience at Chatham House.
August 08, 2022
U.N Rwanda and DRC Analysis
In a UN Report on Rwanda's involvement in the DRC - according to AFP, the Rwandan Army has intervened in the eastern DRC both directly and in support of the armed groups. For more, VOA Africa Host Yeheyes Wuhib spoke to Paul Nantulya, Research Specialist at Africa Center for Research Studies.
June 23, 2022
Lumumba’s Remains Return But Justice Pursuit Continues
Belgian authorities have returned a tooth of murdered Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba to his children in a new move toward recognition of atrocities that accompanied Belgium’s brutal exploitation of its former colony. VOA's Yeheyes Wuhib discussed this with one of Lumumba's descendants.