AfricaNow! December 6, 2017
Topics: The Plight of African Migrants in Libya; and Update on Liberia's Presidential Election Run-Off
Topics and Guests: By now we have all seen the horrifying video showing African migrants being auctioned off by human traffickers to the highest binder: much like the plight of enslaved Africans centuries ago. Joining AfricaNow! to dissect the plight of African migrants in Libya in proper context is Ms. Nunu Kidane, Director of Priority Africa Network and a member of Pan African Network in Defense of Migrants’ Rights. First the show features an extract of a commentary by Mr. Gerald A. Perreira entitled “Deceptive Intelligence” which appeared in Pambazuka News on November 30, 2017 read by Mr. Funa Ngonda, Research Fellow Volunteer for AfricaNow! Ms. Nunu Kidane is the Director of Priority Africa Network and editor of AfricaMoves: a Pan African Migration Platform which hosts regular consultations on migration policy around Africa and the diaspora. Ms. Kidane is founder and current steering committee member of the Pan African Network in Defense of Migrants’ Rights (PANiDMR) and the Black Immigration Network (BIN). In 2012, Nunu Kidane received award from the White House as "Champion of Change" for work with African diaspora communities. Mr. Gerald A. Perreira is chairperson of the Guyanese organizations Black Consciousness Movement Guyana (BCMG) and Organization for the Victory of the People (OVP), International Secretary for ARM (African Revolutionary Movement) and executive member of the Caribbean Chapter of the Network for Defense of Humanity. He lived in Libya for many years, served in the Green March, an international battalion for the defense of the Al Fatah Revolution, and was an executive member of the World Mathaba based in Libya.
AfricaNow! also focuses its attention on the postponed Liberia Presidential Election Run-Off with Dr. Robtel Pailey, Liberian academic, activist, political analyst and author. Dr. Robtel Pailey, is a Liberian academic, activist and author with 15 years of combined professional experiences in Africa, Europe and North America. She has worked across a broad range of fields supporting universities, governments, NGOs, media institutions, regional and multilateral organizations. Robtel Pailey has practitioner-based proficiencies in qualitative research, capacity development, policy design and analysis, program management, report and grant writing, journalism and strategic communications. She has consulted for ActionAid; the African Development Bank Group (AfDB); the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid)/Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; the Ford Foundation; Search for Common Ground; the Social Science Research Council (SSRC); the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI); and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), amongst others.
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