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Nigeria Chad Soldiers

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In West Africa, Chadian troops are amassing in northeastern Nigeria as they prepare for battle against the violent militant group

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Nigeria Terrorist Attacks Discussion

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In Nigeria, at least 20 people were killed in two separate attacks over the weekend. For more on the increasing

Senegal Nations Cup

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VOA’s Sonny Young, of Sonny Side of Sports, gives a sports update on Senegal’s Nations Cup.

Straight Talk Africa Social Media Segment Africa 2015

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Straight Talk Africa's Social Media Correspondent Mariama Diallo discussed US - Africa priorities for 2015 with The Brooking Institution's Witney

Straight Talk Africa Social Media Reporter Mariama Diallo on Nigerian Elections

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 This week on Straight Talk Africa with Host Shaka Ssali- VOA Social Media segment with Mariama

Makori/Cooke U.S. Extremism Discussion

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VOA’s Vincent Makori discusses U.S. extremism with Jennifer Cooke, Director of Africa Programs, at the Center for Strategic and International

IGAD Ministerial Summit

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Foreign ministers from seven countries in the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development have met in the Somali capital for the first

Paris Terrorist Attacks

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French President François Hollande is meeting with his cabinet ministers Monday, as France focuses on security measures following last week's

Africa Union Summit

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The African Union is holding its annual summit in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, on Friday, with security and health care

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Senegal Nations Cup

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VOA’s Sonny Young, of Sonny Side of Sports, gives a sports update on Senegal’s Nations Cup.

Straight Talk Africa Social Media on Nollywood’s Influence

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December 31, 2104 Straight Talk host Shaka Ssali discussed Nollywood with his guests, actress Elizabeth London and Voice

Boko Haram intensifies attacks in 2014

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Nigerian militant sect Boko Haram has intensified its five-year insurgency and targeted civilians in large numbers, seizing territory in the

VOA and the NBA

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VOA’s Sonny Young, of Sonny Side of Sports, talked with three VOA colleagues, Jackson Mvunganyi, Mwamoyo Hamza and Jeremiah Tittle,

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Sports Update for Feb. 2, 2015

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VOA’s Vincent Makori gives a sports update on the Africa Cup of Nations and the Super Bowl Champs.

2015 African Union Summit

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The 2015 African Union Summit concluded in Addis Ababa recently, after discussing a range of issues. VOA’s Vincent Makori is

Nigeria Chad Soldiers

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In West Africa, Chadian troops are amassing in northeastern Nigeria as they prepare for battle against the violent militant group

Burundi Elections

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Burundi is facing mounting unrest ahead of the June presidential election. Controversy is swirling around its president's right to run

Sudan Fighting

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Heavy fighting in Sudan’s south Kordofan State is causing hundreds of thousands to flee. Local aid organizations estimate as

Cricket World Cup

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VOA’s Sonny Young, of Sonny Side of Sports, gives a sports update on the Cricket World Cup.

Africa 54

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Vincent Makori heads up the reporting team to inform you about Africa, the U.S. and the world. Watch the show

Sports and Malaria

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VOA’s Sonny Young, of Sonny Side of Sports, gives a sports update on, Nothing but Nets, Stephen Curry, the all-star