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On this fresh, fast-paced show, Jackson M'vunganyi and co-hosts around the African continent explore trends of the day and many issues that affect Africa's youth. Check out the UpFront's Facebook page, (search Upfront Show) and connect with him on Twitter @upfrontafrica.

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Pittsfield, MA

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On this fresh, fast-paced show, Jackson M'vunganyi and co-hosts around the African continent explore trends of the day and many issues that affect Africa's youth. Check out the UpFront's Facebook page, (search Upfront Show) and connect with him on Twitter @upfrontafrica.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Kenya's GenZ's continue to push for government Reforms - July 17, 2024

7/17/2024
Kenya has witnessed a wave of anti-government protests spearheaded by the country’s Gen Z population. The protests erupted in response to planned government tax hikes, which were subsequently scrapped following a series of violent demonstrations. Joining me from Nairobi, Reporter and analyst Joey Muthengi says that the protests have now transformed into a movement demanding more accountability and combating corruption within the government.

Duration:00:29:59

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Up Front - July 10, 2024

7/10/2024
On this fresh, fast-paced show VOA's Jackson Mvunganyi talks to teens and young adults about politics, trends, lifestyles, health, entertainment, and other issues touching listeners’ lives. For more on Upfront visit www.upfrontafrica.com

Duration:00:29:54

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Looking back at the legacy of Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundeesa - July 03, 2024

7/3/2024
This June 29th marked four years since the death of Hachalu Hundessa, the iconic Ethiopian singer, and human rights activist. We chat with Seattle based singer Yadessa Bojia about the impact and legacy of his music. Nancy Iraba is a Tanzanian marine scientist and researcher. She talks to us her efforts to restore the East African country's coral reef

Duration:00:29:58

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South African couple helping ensure the stories of African wildlife are told by and from the perspective of African people. - June 26, 2024

6/26/2024
South African Filmmakers and National Geographic Explorers Noel Kok and Pragna Parsotam-Kok say that after noticing that African wildlife and nature stories rarely told by Africans. They founded the Nature, Environment and Wildlife Filmmakers (NEWF) with a mission to train local filmmakers who want to tell the wildlife and conservation stories of their communities.

Duration:00:29:55

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Up Front - June 19, 2024

6/19/2024
On this fresh, fast-paced show VOA's Jackson Mvunganyi talks to teens and young adults about politics, trends, lifestyles, health, entertainment, and other issues touching listeners’ lives. For more on Upfront visit www.upfrontafrica.com

Duration:00:29:55

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Up Front - June 12, 2024

6/12/2024
On this fresh, fast-paced show VOA's Jackson Mvunganyi talks to teens and young adults about politics, trends, lifestyles, health, entertainment, and other issues touching listeners’ lives. For more on Upfront visit www.upfrontafrica.com

Duration:00:29:54

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Up Front - June 05, 2024

6/5/2024
On this fresh, fast-paced show VOA's Jackson Mvunganyi talks to teens and young adults about politics, trends, lifestyles, health, entertainment, and other issues touching listeners’ lives. For more on Upfront visit www.upfrontafrica.com

Duration:00:29:54

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Up Front - May 29, 2024

5/29/2024
On this fresh, fast-paced show VOA's Jackson Mvunganyi talks to teens and young adults about politics, trends, lifestyles, health, entertainment, and other issues touching listeners’ lives. For more on Upfront visit www.upfrontafrica.com

Duration:00:29:54

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Up Front - May 22, 2024

5/22/2024
On this fresh, fast-paced show VOA's Jackson Mvunganyi talks to teens and young adults about politics, trends, lifestyles, health, entertainment, and other issues touching listeners’ lives. For more on Upfront visit www.upfrontafrica.com

Duration:00:29:54

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Up Front: Pelumi Nubi's Solo Journey From London To Lagos - May 15, 2024

5/15/2024
Nigerian trailblazing adventurer and online content creator Pelumi Nubi recently made history by becoming the first Black woman to drive from London to Lagos. Her journey took her through 17 destinations across Europe and West Africa. Nubi joined VOA’s Jackson Mvunganyi on UpFront to speak more about her travels which covered over 10,000 kilometers.

Duration:00:29:55

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Up Front - May 08, 2024

5/8/2024
On this fresh, fast-paced show VOA's Jackson Mvunganyi talks to teens and young adults about politics, trends, lifestyles, health, entertainment, and other issues touching listeners’ lives. For more on Upfront visit www.upfrontafrica.com

Duration:00:29:54

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Up Front: NBA Africa launches Start Up Accelerator for African Entrepreneurs - May 01, 2024

5/1/2024
NBA CEO Clare Akamanzi says the accelerator which is aligned with President Biden’s Digital Transformation with Africa Initiative will support young African entrepreneurs, mainly those working in the technology and creative industry ecosystems. Further On the program we explore why Africa's aviation industry is struggling to catch up to the growing demand from travelers on the continent. Aviation strategist Ogaga Udjo joins us in studio.

Duration:00:29:55

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Up Front - April 24, 2024

4/24/2024
On this fresh, fast-paced show VOA's Jackson Mvunganyi talks to teens and young adults about politics, trends, lifestyles, health, entertainment, and other issues touching listeners’ lives. For more on Upfront visit www.upfrontafrica.com

Duration:00:29:45

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Up Front - April 17, 2024

4/17/2024
On this fresh, fast-paced show VOA's Jackson Mvunganyi talks to teens and young adults about politics, trends, lifestyles, health, entertainment, and other issues touching listeners’ lives. For more on Upfront visit www.upfrontafrica.com

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Up Front - April 10, 2024

4/10/2024
On this fresh, fast-paced show VOA's Jackson Mvunganyi talks to teens and young adults about politics, trends, lifestyles, health, entertainment, and other issues touching listeners’ lives. For more on Upfront visit www.upfrontafrica.com

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Up Front - April 03, 2024

4/3/2024
On this fresh, fast-paced show VOA's Jackson Mvunganyi talks to teens and young adults about politics, trends, lifestyles, health, entertainment, and other issues touching listeners’ lives. For more on Upfront visit www.upfrontafrica.com

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Up Front - March 27, 2024

3/27/2024
On this fresh, fast-paced show VOA's Jackson Mvunganyi talks to teens and young adults about politics, trends, lifestyles, health, entertainment, and other issues touching listeners’ lives. For more on Upfront visit www.upfrontafrica.com

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Up Front - March 20, 2024

3/20/2024
On this fresh, fast-paced show VOA's Jackson Mvunganyi talks to teens and young adults about politics, trends, lifestyles, health, entertainment, and other issues touching listeners’ lives. For more on Upfront visit www.upfrontafrica.com

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Queen of Buganda Launches Autobiography, Promotes Cultural Preservation - March 13, 2024

3/13/2024
Buganda's Queen Sylvia Nagginda Luswata who is in the US to launch her new autobiography "The Nnaabagereka: Life. Passion. Duty.," says that she wants her legacy to be that of a champion for cultural preservation, women's empowerment, and community development.

Duration:00:29:54

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Father-Daughter Duo on Mission to Publish African Children Stories - March 06, 2024

3/6/2024
Nigerian American engineer and storyteller Oluyemi Falomo and his daughter Mo Falomo, founded Falhouse Publishing, an independent children's publishing company, with the goal of increasing the representation of different authors and characters in children's books. The original plan was to release Oluyemi Falomo's first children's book, "The Princess and the gourd," which was based on a tale he had told his son more than thirty years prior. However, they realized they needed to provide a platform for more diverse books and authors.

Duration:00:29:53