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Interview with Ryley Grunenwald; director, director of photography and co-producer
21 Apr, 2015 | 0:08:33 |
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Two cousins, one proposed mining project on tribal land and a battle of epic proportions. In Amadiba, on South Africa’s stunning Wild Coast, the Pondo people have tended their traditional way of life for centuries. Nonhle, a young local eco-tour guide, is a staunch supporter of her people and the endangered environment on which their livelihood and culture depend. Her...
Interview with Safia Aidid
20 Apr, 2015 | 0:17:56 |
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Last month, the Somaliland Journal of African Studies (SJAS) was launched with no Somali academics or researchers on the editorial and advisory boards. This raised a very necessary debate on the continued whiteness of academia, and more specifically on the production of knowledge on and about Africa. It prompted Safia Aidid to start the hashtag #cadaanstudies as a way to...
Interview with Farid Omar
07 Apr, 2015 | 0:19:49 |
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This past Thursday four gunmen attacked the Garissa University College campus in Kenya, killing 148 people. Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack and is the armed group’s bloodiest attack to date. We speak with Farid Omar about the attack; he historicizes Al-Shabab within the context of years of conflicting relationships between Kenya and Somalia, and the increasing militarization of...
Interview with Sahara Reporter's Tracy Thompson
06 Apr, 2015 | 0:19:44 |
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March 28/29 marked an historic presidential election in Nigeria. Incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan lost to former military leader Muhammadu Buhari, marking the first time an incumbent president has ever lost an election in Nigeria. We speak with Tracy Thompson, a video journalist with alternative media site Sahara Reporters. Tracy had just returned from Nigeria where she was covering the elections...
Interview with Ciann Wilson
01 Apr, 2015 | 0:23:40 |
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Last month teaching assistants and contract faculty at York University were on strike. While the union is a collective movement, racism within the union at York, and indeed the workers movement across the country, remains a very real issue to be addressed. The People of Colour Caucus of CUPE 3903 at York University are committed to creating spaces on the...
Interview Haidee Swanby
01 Apr, 2015 | 0:21:48 |
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Friends of the Earth International released a new report about how US agencies; funders such as the Gates Foundation, and agribusiness giant Monsanto are trying to force unwilling African nations to accept expensive and insufficiently tested Genetically Modified (GM) foods and crops. The report is entitled “Who Benefits from GM Crops: the Expansion of Agribusiness Interests in Africa though Biosafety...
Interview with Ajamu Nangwaya from the Campaign to End the Occupation of Haiti
01 Apr, 2015 | 0:13:17 |
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We speak with Ajamu Nangwaya from the Campaign to End the Occupation of Haiti about the past and present legacies of the American Occupation of Haiti and the on-going struggle to rid the nation of all forms of oppression.
Interview with artist Karin Jones
12 Feb, 2015 | 0:20:00 |
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As an emerging, living artist, Karin Jones has an interesting narrative of her own; a descendent of Nova Scotian Black Loyalists and a Vancouver based jewellery maker with a show opening at the ROM as part of the Museum's Of Africa/Black History Month programming. Her exhibit at the ROM called Worn: Shaping Black Feminine Identity is the first contemporary art...
Interview with Kambale Musavuli
12 Feb, 2015 | 0:23:51 |
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Interview with Kambale Musavuli, spokesperson for the organization “Friends of Congo,” examining Congo’s cycles of violence since independence with the assassination of late president Patrice Lumumba, up to the current wave of unrest in the country.
Cuba's connection to Africa and African Americans
12 Feb, 2015 | 12:46:00 |
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Discussion with Norman Richmond; Panafricanist, internationalist, and long time supporter of the Cuban Revolution. In light of the the recent announcement of normalization of state relations between Cuba and the US, Norman discusses the long time solidarity of Cuba in relation to Africa, and the state of the African-American struggle for social justice in America; especially the question of political...
Interview with Morteza Gorgzadeh
12 Feb, 2015 | 0:00:00 |
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Interview with Morteza Gorgzadeh from the "Toronto Forum on Cuba" following the recent liberation of the Cuban Five, who had been wrongfully jailed in the US for defending their country against extremists attacks of Cuban American exiles based in Miami. Morteza analysed the Cuban Five's connection with Africa, where three of them fought alongside Angolans against Apartheid South Africa. He...
Interview with Kathleen Bomani
06 Jan, 2015 | 0:23:10 |
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This year marks the centennial anniversary of the First World War, however the story of the Great War has always overlooked Africa. Tens of thousands of African lives were lost at home and abroad, defending the interests of foreign powers and the lives of complete strangers during the war. The World War I in Africa project aims to bring this...
Interview with Binega Markos
06 Jan, 2015 | 0:25:29 |
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Interview with Binega Markos, a Vancouver based Eritrean, on Nevuson Resources mining operation in Eritrea. Recently Canadian Business Magazine published an article about the use of forced labour by Canadian mining company Nevuson in Eritrea. The Eritrean situation is part of a wider trend in resource grabbing in Africa by multinational corporation, including Canadian ones.
Interview with Chris Webb
22 Dec, 2014 | 0:24:54 |
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In this interview with Chris Webb, PhD student in the department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto, we discuss the changing face of South Africa’s Labour Movement and the emergence of new actors such as CSAAWU, in the Agricultural sector of the Western Cape region. They have recently been facing court challenges threatening to shut down their...
Interview with author Koni Benson
11 Dec, 2014 | 0:22:12 |
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Crossroads is a new comic book series that tells the history of women’s organized resistance to slum clearance in the crossroads settlement in Cape Town, South Africa, from 1975 to 2014. We speak to author Koni Benson about the series. The series is illustrated by brothers Andre and Nathan Trantaal. You can view the first book in the series at:...
Interview with Farid Omar
24 Nov, 2014 | 0:12:56 |
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The African Cup of Nations will be held from January 17 to February 8, 2015 in Equatorial Guinea. Though initially the tournament was to be held in Morocco, but they refused to stick to the schedule, citing fears of ebola. We speak to Farid about this situation, and the qualifying round of matches.
Interview with Ndongo Faye
24 Nov, 2014 | 0:25:16 |
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There is more and more movement on the continent and in the diaspora that the only way out of the neo-colonial despair on the continent is to follow Nkrumah’s advice and embrace Continental Federalism. Now more than ever his call stands a much better chance to be heeded if the right approach for provoking the birth of the Union of...
Interview with Farid Omar
17 Nov, 2014 | 0:08:33 |
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Ali Mazrui was a public Kenyan intellectual, and Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York. His work on African and Islamic studies and North-South relations has made a significant impact around the world. We spoke with Farid Omar about the life and work of Ali Mazrui, who passed away on October 12,...
Interview with Abayomi Azikiwe
17 Nov, 2014 | 0:21:42 |
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While the masses have taken to the streets in Burkina Faso demanding democracy and constitutional integrity, and forcing out long time President Blaise Compaore, the military has stepped in and assured a return to civilian leadership and elections. Abayomi Azikiwe speaks to us about how Compaore has been integral to the US military forces in Africa, AFRICOM's, activities in West...
Interviews with Ernest Harsch and Aziz Fall
17 Nov, 2014 | 0:36:33 |
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The recent popular uprising in Burkina Faso is a clear reflection of the legacy of Thomas Sankara and his revolution. We first speak with Ernest Harsch, author of the recently publish book, “Thomas Sankara: An African Revolutionary." Ernest Harsch is a research scholar at the Institute of African Studies at Columbia University and has worked on African issues at the...
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