Haydé Adams replaces Shaka Ssali in hosting Straight Talk Africa

Haydé Adams replaces Shaka Ssali in hosting Straight Talk Africa

Haydé Adams is now the host for Straight Talk Africa on Voice of America.

Hayde Adams

She has covered political and social realities on the continent for local and international media.

Haydé Adams is a co-host on Voice of America’s news show, “Our Voices”, a roundtable talk show with a Pan-African cast of women journalists.

Haydé is a versatile video producer, anchor and reporter. She believes in the power of storytelling to foster inclusivity, a human connection, and achieve social justice.

She holds a bachelor’s degree with double majors in Communication and Political Science from the University of South Africa.

Haydé originillay comes from Cape Town, South Africa and she  joined VOA as a reporter, producer and host in 2016.

As the southern Africa correspondent for global news channel, France 24, she has managed to cover various stories including;

Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Angola, Jacob Zuma’s rise to power, Xenophobia and race relations in South Africa, as well as Hillary Clinton’s first visit to Africa as U.S. Secretary of State and so many others.

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