Africa 54

VOICE OF AMERICA  |  Podcast , ±29 min episodes every 3 weeks  | 
If you want to know what’s trending in news, health, sports and lifestyle, then tune in to Africa 54. Airing Monday through Friday, this 30-minute program takes a closer look at the stories Africans are talking about, with reports from VOA correspondents, and interviews with top experts and analysts. Africa 54 also serves viewers with timely information about health, education, business and technology. And for the young and young at heart, Africa 54 provides a daily dose of pop culture, including music, fashion and entertainment.
Meet the Team:
Vincent Makori is the Managing Editor of Africa 54, Voice of America’s daily TV program for Africa. He also serves as a producer and writer for Africa 54. Vincent is a versatile journalist with 20 years of experience, working in Africa, Europe and the U.S. He has been at VOA for more than 11 years.
Vincent has covered a wide range of stories including the Africa Union Summit in Lusaka, Zambia, The U.N. General Assembly in New York, International Trade and Technology Fairs in Berlin and Hanover Germany. The International AIDS Conference, in Mexico City, Mexico, and the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He has interviewed people of all walks of life, including high ranking officials and presidents, among them, former U.S. President George W. Bush, President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi, former President of Ghana John Kufuor, President Ifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia ; Noble Laureate Wangari Maathai and academic luminaries like Professor Ali Mazrui.
He holds a post-graduate degree in mass communication from the School of Journalism of the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in English Literature from Moi University, Kenya. He has attended numerous training programs in journalism, in Kenya, Germany and the U.S.
Linord Moudou is the producer & host of the Africa Health Network on Africa 54. She also produces and hosts Health Chat on the Voice of America radio, a live call-in program that addresses h

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04
AUG
2021

Africa 54

On this edition of Africa 54: the UN children's agency has said that more than 100,000 youths in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region could suffer life-threatening malnutrition in the next year. The deficit in housing in Nigeria has continued to rise with Nigeria’s growing population and urbanization; And a joint meeting in Juba to address challenges faced by humanitarian agencies trying to reach people needing urgent assistance.
21
MAY
2021

Africa 54

On this edition of Africa 54, leaders of the world's largest economies set to adopt a declaration recommending voluntary actions to boost COVID-19 vaccine production, snubbing a push from the United States and other nations on patenting waivers; Scientists in Burkina Faso breed genetically modified mosquitoes that may reduce the ability of mosquito populations to spread malaria.A54 Sports: Angola’s Petro de Luanda punched their ticket into the next round of the Basketball Africa League with a narrow 66-64 win over Cameroun’s FAP at the Kigali Stadium in Rwanda Thursday. Union Sportive Monastirienne of Tunisia beat the Rivers Hoopers of Nigeria 99-70 to punch their ticket into the second round of from Group A of the basketball Africa league in Kigali, Rwanda Thursday.
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MAY
2021

Africa 54

On this edition of Africa 54, Malawi destroys more than 19,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines that expired 18 days after arriving, despite assurances from the African Union and World Health Organization that the vaccines were safe until mid-July; Zimbabwe detects the first cases of the new coronavirus variant that emerged in India.A54 Sports: Host Patriots of Rwanda earned a slot into the next round of the Basketball Africa League with their second win of the tournament, a 78-72 victory over GNBC of Madagascar in a closely fought game Wednesday at the Kigali arena. After losing their opening game Monday, Mozambique’s Ferroviario de Maputo revived their chances in the BAL with an 88-74 win over AS Douanes of Senegal Wednesday at the Kigali stadium in Rwanda.
19
MAY
2021

Africa 54

On this edition of Africa 54, Nigerian officials say the pandemic's impact on the economy and social distancing have tripled the number of mental health cases; Sudan to restrict all travelers who have visited India within the prior two weeks, says the country's health emergency committee.A54 Sports: Angola’s Petro de Luanda and Mali’s AS Police made their debuts in the Basketball Africa League, but it was Petro who came out on top with an 84-66 victory. In the tournament's closest game so far, Morocco’s AS Sale defeated Cameroon’s Forces Armées et Police Basketball 87-84 victory.
17
MAY
2021

Africa 54

On this edition of Africa 54, the NBA-sponsored and VOA-affiliated Basketball Africa League tipped off Sunday in Kigali with the hometown Patriots Basketball Club defeating Nigeria’s Rivers Hoopers, 80-63; South Africa launches phase two of its vaccine rollout with the aim of inoculating five million citizens aged over 60 by the end of June; A group of 55 migrants are rescued on Sunday, after traveling on a canoe-shaped open vessel, forty miles south off Gran Canaria.
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JUL
2020

Africa 54

On this edition of Africa 54, researchers report progress in the race to develop a safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19; European Union leaders reached an agreement on a $857 billion coronavirus relief package; The spokesperson for Ethiopia’s prime minister addresses accusations that the government had a hand in the death of artist Haacaaluu Hundeessa; Zimbabwe police arrested a journalist and an activist on allegations of incitement to participate in public violence.A Senegalese mathematician turned designer is putting her knowledge of algorithms and equations into good use. Not to solve mathematical problems, but to create intricate and bold designs for her fast-growing brand.

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