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Horn of Africa – Geopolitics

A lot has been happening in the Horn of Africa countries in recent months. Foreign players including China, Turkey, USA, UAE have increased their interests in the area mostly owing to their geostrategic position on the Red Sea. External actors and not African states, are obtaining & exerting soft power through multiplication of military bases …

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Olivia Blake Sheffield Hallam MP Joins Nationalities and Borders Bill Protest

On 18th December, human rights activists staged a demonstration outside Sheffield Town Hall to protest against the Nationalities and Borders Bill currently progressing through Parliament. The draft legislation includes provisions to criminalise refugees and asylum seekers who enter the UK by illegal routes. It also includes powers to strip individuals of their British citizenship without …

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Mary McLeod Bethune, the UK Nationality and Borders Bill with Dr Anita Franklin

Dr Anita Franklin returns to AVP to talk about her new audio drama “I Leave You Love” which chronicles the life of Mary McLeod Bethune, an American celebrated as one of the most powerful advocates for civil rights and suffrage. Mary also opened a school for African American girls in Florida in 1904. When members …

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Greg Fell, Director of Public Health (Sheffield) on the Omicron variant

We courted Sheffield’s Director for Public Health Greg Fell in the wake of developments surrounding the Omicron variant of Covid-19. The Omicron Covid variant identified and announced by South African scientists has been highlighted as a variant of concern and saw rapid changes to international travel, especially for Southern African countries. Mandatory hotel quarantine came …

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African Activists Protest at COP26 in Glasgow

We joined activists who had travelled to COP26 in Glasgow and spoke to them about their expectations from the proceedings. Apart from leaders and organizations deliberating on behalf of countries, African activists were there and spanned across several nations including Botswana, Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Namibia among many. There were also activists from Zimbabwe in the …

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President Hakainde Hichilema of Zambia addresses Zambians in the UK, stakeholders.

President Hakainde Hichilema addressed Zambians living in the UK and other stakeholders on 4th November 2021 following his participation at COP26 in Glasgow. The discussion themed “Zambia: The Next Five Years” was hosted by the Royal African Society in London. African Voices Platform was honored to provide the livestreaming service in collaboration with Zambians Together …

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Sheffield’s Legacy of the Windrush Pioneers – Nyara School of Arts

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Danaë Wellington, founding Artistic Director of Nyara School of Arts discusses their upcoming film “Passing the Baton – The Legacy of the Windrush Pioneers.” The Sheffield made film will premiere on 1st November at Theatre Deli in Sheffield. This marks the latest in our Black History Month coverage.

Guinea: Coup leaders release dozens of political prisoners

As the fresh wind of change continues to blow in Guinea, on Tuesday evening 79 political prisoners were released on the order of coup leader Lt Colonel Mamady Doumbouya. The release comes following the ousting of former President Alpha Conde on Sunday Morning. We are joined by Sheriff Bah, leader of the defence of the …

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