Africa State of Mind with Lee Kasumba: On covering African stories

In this podcast series, Ugandan radio and TV presenter, writer and singer, Lee Kasumba speaks to some of the brilliant minds in Africa who are doing extraordinary things on the continent.

Putting Africa in the limelight, Kasumba speaks CNN's Senior International Correspondent Nima Elbagir about covering African stories and being the journalist responsible for breaking CNN's exclusive investigation of African migrants sold in underground slave markets across Libya.

This is probably one of the best conversations I've ever had in my professional career

Lee Kasumba, Africa State of Mind Host

Nima touches on why she felt that there seemed to be more of international outrage when news of the slave trade in Libya broke, challenges she faces as a female journalist and some of the stereotypes people still hold about African countries.

Listen to a teaser of their conversation below

Most African women see themselves as she who gets it done, the outside world sees us as victims as oppressed and in constant need

Nima Elbagir, CNN's Senior International Correspondent

The generation that felt really overlooked, dis-guarded and looked to the West for self-reinforcement, is gone. We are a generation that knows what we bring to the table is important and vital

Nima Elbagir, CNN's Senior International Correspondent

Listen to the full interview below


This article first appeared on 702 : Africa State of Mind with Lee Kasumba: On covering African stories


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Saving the lives of inner-city children through boxing

Saving the lives of inner-city children through boxing

Eusebius McKaiser spent time at Fight with Insight, which helps inner-city young boys and girls make good life choices.

Africa State of Mind: Best of 2018

Africa State of Mind: Best of 2018

Lee Kasumba has had some amazing conversations with incredible Africans doing extraodinary things on the continent! Catch up on some of her favourite episodes

How much do you know about Africa? Take the quiz now!

How much do you know about Africa? Take the quiz now!

Are you a super champ when it comes to your knowledge about Africa? Take our Africa Day quiz to find out!

 Kumasi, Ghana designates a station to each taxi union - Lee Kasumba

Kumasi, Ghana designates a station to each taxi union - Lee Kasumba

The Africa Connected host gives us a run through the capital's market and taxi industry.

Why Kumasi is the greatest African city you’ve never heard of

Why Kumasi is the greatest African city you’ve never heard of

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield talks to Africa Connected host Lee Kasumba on the last day of her fact-finding mission in Kumasi.

Matthew Vass claims 2018 Dis-Chem Brain of Brains champion title

Matthew Vass claims 2018 Dis-Chem Brain of Brains champion title

In an exhilarating grand finale, it was the Brain of CapeTalk who won the title of 2018's brain of brains

Popular articles
Trevor Noah – 4th highest paid comedian on Earth – made R430 million in 2018

Trevor Noah – 4th highest paid comedian on Earth – made R430 million in 2018

Trevor Noah cracked Forbes magazine’s list of highest-paid stand-up comedians in the world.

Want to get rich? Got R100? You don’t need millions to start

Want to get rich? Got R100? You don’t need millions to start

Bruce Whitfield interviews Anthea Gardner, author of "Make Your Money Work for You: Think Big, Start Small".

SA’s richest woman opens up about being a refugee and becoming a billionaire

SA’s richest woman opens up about being a refugee and becoming a billionaire

Magda Wierzycka – Sygnia’s renegade CEO – on her attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Mystery solved: Why smelly, blue sewage has been leaking into Cape Town forest

Mystery solved: Why smelly, blue sewage has been leaking into Cape Town forest

The reason for the leakage has been revealed, explains Table Mountain Aerial Cableway MD Wahida Parker.

The SA ballet star defying race and gender stereotypes

The SA ballet star defying race and gender stereotypes

Andile Ndlovu is a dancer with the Washington Ballet but is currently back in South Africa in Sleeping Beauty at the Artscape.

W Cape traffic chief: Stay close to other motorists on N2 to stay safe

W Cape traffic chief: Stay close to other motorists on N2 to stay safe

W Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says private security working with the department is helping curb the stonings on the highway.

Were missing SA men victims of Vietnamese organ harvesting syndicate?

Were missing SA men victims of Vietnamese organ harvesting syndicate?

Gift of the Givers fears two South African men who went missing in Vietnam may have fallen prey to an organ harvesting syndicate.

[LISTEN] Ndlozi: Mazzotti donated R200 000 to EFF registration in 2014 election

[LISTEN] Ndlozi: Mazzotti donated R200 000 to EFF registration in 2014 election

EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says the party was not aware of Mazzotti's alleged links to the underworld when it accepted party funding.