'Africa, Have Your Say' on Barack Obama

Friday, July 10, 2009

To get a sense of the mood in Africa on the brink of the Obamas' trip to Ghana, The Takeaway is joined by Alex Jakana. Alex is the host of the BBC show 'Africa, Have Your Say', which has been receiving messages from people all over Africa discussing the impending visit of the African-American president. The Takeaway also turns to Dr. Wangari Maathai, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, activist, and author of the book, The Challenge for Africa. Dr. Maathai joins us from Kenya.

"The challenge for Africans, but especially for those of us who are elites and who are in governance positions, is that we really need to be responsible to our people and govern them as if they matter."
—Dr. Wangari Maathai on Obama's visit to Africa


Alex Jakana and Wangari Maathai

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