Wednesday, July 14, 2010

July 11 - Sexualities in Africa

In this episode, we look at and challenge dominant discourses of sexualities in Africa. We spoke with Sokari Ekine, Nigerian activist and blogger.

We also featured the work of LGBTIQ organizations in Kenya (Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya) and South Africa (Behind the Mask) . We started this episode with headlines from the continent.

Here is the complete show.

June 26 - World Cup 2010 in South Africa

South Africa hosted the 2010 World Cup tournament, the first African country to every host it. In this episode of AP we discuss a wide range of issues relating to the 2010 tournament, from the racism leading up to the World Cup and during it, the prospects for African teams in the 2010 tournament, and the political economy of the World Cup in South Africa. We interviewed Dr. Zubairu Wai, and played an excerpt of Raising Sand Radio interview with Dr. Patrick Bond (check out Raising Sand Radio). For more critical perspectives on the World Cup in South Africa, check out the radio blog: Calling +27, Got a Category 4 ticket to spare? at

Listen to this episode.

June 6 2010 - 50 Years of African Independence

In this episode of African Perspectives, we explore the liberation movements on the 1960's on the continent. We interviewed Ameth Lo from the Group for Research and Initiative for the Liberation of Africa, on the work and legacy of Patrice Lumumba, freedom fighter and first Prime Minister of independent Congo. We also spoke with Gerald Horne, professor of African American History at Houston University about the Mau Mau Uprising in Kenya.

Here is the show.