In 1993 I initiated and introduced the Hausa programme in the National Radio of Omdurman (Sudan); the programme still runs under my supervision (now it temporarily stopped for technical reasons). I used to write a programme of 10 minutes duration to this radio every week.
In the period from 1994-1997 I presented five sessions (of one hour duration each) to the National Radio of Omdurman within the programme of Sahra Thaqaafiyya. This is in addition to numerous short interviews and sessions.
In the period 1995-1998 I presented a number of sessions to the National Sudanese Television, whose duration ranged from 10 minutes (min al-Khartuum Salaam) to two hours live (Mushwaar al-Misaa’).
While in Germany I was the host of the Hausa section of Deutsche Welle (Voice of Germany) twice. In these two occasions I recorded 7 sessions and a short interview. They were all broadcast and captured all over Africa and the Middle East.
In June this year (1999) a journalist from the BBC London (a Hausa speaker) conducted a one-hour interview with me in Hausa. The subject matter of the interview relates to the social, cultural and linguistic changes the West African – particularly Hausa – communities in the Sudan have undergone. Five sessions of 10-minute length each were broadcast from the Hausa Section, whereas a half an hour-session was prepared out of the above material and broadcast in English within the widely popular BBC programme: Africa Perspective.
In 2000 I recorded a one-hour interview by National Sudanese TV on the relationship between the Nubians on the Nile and in the Nuba Mountains.
In January 2002 I was invited by the National Sudanese TV for two-session (45 minutes each) discussion on the relationship between language and culture (the first with Ambassador Agnes Likudu and the second with State Minister for foreign Affairs, Chol Deng).
In 2004 I recorded 3 sessions (2 hours each) for the National Sudanese TV on the origins, history, culture and folklore of the Fulani tribe in Africa (transmitted repeatedly at least 4 times).
In 2005 I recorded 3 sessions (30-45 minutes each) National Sudanese TV on different aspects of language and culture in the Sudan and in Africa in general.
Since 2001 up to date I have been interviewed by the National Radio of Omdurman at least three times every year to talk about different topics on language and culture, as well as the influence of Arabic on African Languages.
I have been for a long time contributing with articles and interviews in the Sudanese daily newspapers on various topics pertaining to language, culture and peace in Sudan and in Africa in general.
Prof. Dr. Al-Amin Abu-Manga Mohamed
Institute of African and Asian Studies
University of Khartoum
P.O. Box 321
Khartoum – SUDAN
Tel.: +249 155 150 526 (Office) – +249 9129 41312 (Mobile)