About Us

Africa Now!
Sundays at 9pm, WPFW 89.3FM, Washington DC
Or listen live from anywhere at www.wpfw.org

Africa Now! is a weekly radio collaboration seeking to bring to the airwaves the voices, people, and perspectives on Africa so rarely heard on corporate-sponsored media. Produced by a collective of Africa-solidarity activists and NGOs, Africa Now! features a weekly collection of academics, grassroots leaders, artists, writers, and politicians from the continent and the US.

We bring a justice-based perspective to news and analysis about Africa and seek to cut through the standard story to bring stories of hope and social change, identify the work of corporate and imperial power, and inspire our listeners to act.

Africa Now! Is produced at Pacifica Network station WPFW which, for over 30 years, has been bringing community-based progressive programming to the nations capitol.

The Host: Africa Now is hosted by Akenji Ndumu–a writer and activist originally from Cameroon–and a rotating group of hosts.

The Producers:
Africa Now!’s Executive Producer is Elen Awalom. 

With Production each week by a collective from:

* American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker policy organization whose Africa Peacebuilding Program builds a robust and well informed constituency for Africa in order to influence public policy toward the continent.

* Global Justice, which mobilizes a powerful movement of students and young people in the US to promote just solutions to global problems through student-led campaigning on HIV/AIDS, global trade, and child health.

* Institute for Policy Studies, whose Foreign Policy in Focus program provides a “think-tank without walls” for research, analysis, and action to make the United States a more responsible global partner.

* TransAfrica Forum, a research, educational, and organizing institution for the African-American community offering constructive analyses of issues concerning U.S. policy as it affects Africa and the Diaspora in the Caribbean and Latin America.

* 50 Years Is Enough: US Network for Economic Justice, a coalition of over 200 U.S. grassroots, women’s, solidarity, faith-based, policy, social- and economic-justice, youth, labor and development organizations dedicated to the profound transformation of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).