VOX NEWS HIGHLIGHTS23 episodes
AbleChildAfrica Grand Football’s Raffle is Nav Singh
During the Africa Cup of Nations, the charity AbleChildAfrica held their Grand Football’s Raffle.
The winner – Nav Singh is now the proud owner of an exclusive 2012 European Champions League Final shirt, signed by the winning goal-scorer and one of Africa’s greatest football players: Ivorian Didier Drogba.
UK AFRICAN STUDENTS
New research suggests African students are being deterred from applying to study in the UK – because of new Home Office rules imposed by the British government.
According to a report from StudySearch – who are based in Lagos – there has been a 65% drop in African students considering higher education in Britain.
Earlier I spoke to the CEO of StudySearch – Fredrik Obasi who explained why.
Inteview with the President of Mali Council in the UK
Officials in Mali – say suspected Islamist gunmen who stormed the Radisson Blu hotel in the capital, Bamako – have “no more hostages”.
Special forces were brought in after the gunmen entered the hotel, shouting “God is great!” in Arabic. The number of people killed during the incident has risen to at least 18 according to reports. But some news agencies say up to 27 died. 170 people were held hostage at one point before being gradually freed.
A statement from the hotel ‘extended deep sympathy to the families, colleagues and friends of all those touched by today’s events.’
Daniel Bwala on Taraba Election
In Nigeria’s Eastern Taraba state, tension has been brimming since a November 7th decision to nullify the Governors election.
Hajia Aisha Alhassan was elected to take over from Darius Ishaku.
Shortly after the decision by the State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal…At least seven died in reported shoot-outs and other attacks.
An appeal is now under process.
Earlier, I was joined by Daniel Bwala…Legal Practioner and Member of the Honorable Society of Lincolns Inn, London…. Take a look.
AZIMO Money transfer on the way we send and receive money
Now, the way we send and receive money has changed significantly over the past few years – with more and more people choosing online platforms over more traditional methods.
Joining me in the studio to discuss this shift is Michael Kent.
VoxAfrica supports "Be Clear on Cancer"
Joining us now to discuss what symptoms to look out for is Jonathan Makanjuola Specialist Registrar in Urology at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust.
UK GAMBIA PROTEST
Now in Gambia several arrests of activists and politicians have sparked rage across Gambia and also here in London. Gambians gathered in front of the their embassy yesterday in West London demanding the release of their leaders. Our reporters Jessica Kennedy and Rene Bissohong have more with this report
Interview with Pamela Nyandu, "Revive Congo" co-Founder
‘Revive Congo,’ is a charity founded by Pamela Nyandu and Lakeesha Kayoka, which aims to support DRC’s youth by equipping them with leadership skills that will help change the country around them. The charity also aims to promote a positive image of DRC.
Depression awareness week
The fifth day of Depression Awareness Week – 1 in 5 adults in the UK are affected by depression or anxiety and this week aims to shed more light in the area of mental health.
Akon Interview on his project Akon Lighting Africa
Last year Senegalese rapper Akon launched Akon Lighting Africa – an ambitious project to bring electricty to 600 million Africans.
Our correspondents Irene Wangui & Exode Kemegne caught up with the artist in Kenya where he spoke to us about Africa’s energy crisis.
Serge Betsen fundraising
As the world focuses on the UK for the Rugby World Cup.
Former French-Cameroonian rugby player Serge Betsen hosted a special event in the capital last week.
The former Wasps’ Flanker was raising money for his own Academy which helps disadvantaged children from Cameroon.
He now has five centres across the country.
VoxAfrica caught up with him at the Grange Hotel to find out more about how the academy uses rugby to change young lives.
Congolese designer Tina Lobondi and her Esimbi Initiative
She’s an award-winning Congolese global fashion designer based in London, whose clients range from Grammy award winners to Hollywood celebrities.
Tina Lobondi’s work…often inspired by African patterns has also been featured in influential magazines.
She is also a dedicated humanitarian supporting a variety of charities that seek to educate and empower.
PR DAY - MONEYGRAM
Voxafrica had the pleasure to meet with Marc Matthews , MoneyGram Senior Regional Director – UK/IRELAND, last Friday 27th of November in London.
Watch Marc speak about the new service approach to sending money for both West Indian and African Community in the UK.
UK Premiere, 'WOMAN' the movie
Glitz and Glamour was the theme at the London premiere of Goretti Etchu-Egbe’s new Movie – ‘Woman’.
WOMAN is a story of love, lust and betrayal. It was shot on location in Cameroon with a Cameroonian cast and crew.
It made history, becoming the first Cameroonian film to be premiered in a Major UK cinema.
Writer and Producer Goretti was born and raised in the country. Her journey into filmmaking began in 2004 when she relocated to Nigeria from the UK in order to pursue a career in filmmaking.
It’s her first feature film as a producer and screenwriter.
See more from the red carpet. ..
Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege who is known for his dedication towards the rehabilitaion of war rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been named by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Zimbabwe to print local 'US dollar' as cash crunch bites
Zimbabwe is set to print its own dollar notes, which will be called bond notes, in order to ease a cash shortage in the country.
Central bank governor John Mangudya said the cash, will be backed by 200million dollars from the Africa Export-Import Bank.
The governor introduced a number of other measures to steer people away from using US dollar cash.
Zimbabwe ditched its own currency in 2009 after sustained hyperinflation.
2016 GUBA Expo
The 2016 GUBA Greenwich expo kicked off over a sunny weekend. The three day event, saw influential speakers who are promoting African inspired products.
Several African products were on stands for those who made it down to have a taste or two, or take home some colourfully crafted African goods.
The Voxafrica team spoke to some of the speakers who were in attendance about the significance of holding such an event:
Yvonne Chaka Chaka & Anne Kansiime (17/11/16)
Joining us thursday 17th November 2016 in the studio to discuss various facets of the African entertainment industry were South African music icon Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Uganda’s Queen of Comedy Anne Kansiime.
– Yvonne Chaka Chaka, “Princess of Africa”, South African singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, humanitarian and teacher
– Anne Kansiime, a Ugandan entertainer, comedian and actress