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Olympian Caster Semeya and the global dispute to define her gender; Plus: Ghana encourages African diaspora to visit with ‘Year of Return’ campaign

0:08 – South African middle-distance runner and 2016 Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya won an interim ruling in her battle against the IAAF when the Swiss supreme court ordered the athletics’ governing body to suspend rules to force Semenya take testosterone lowering medication. For more on Caster Semenya, we’re joined by Madeleine Pape (@Madeleine_Pape) a former middle distance runner who competed against Semenya – Olympian, and now a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

0:34 – This year makes the 400 year anniversary of the first Africans brought to Jamestown Virginia to be enslaved – the so-called Year of Return. To mark this anniversary, Ghana has created a Year of Return initiative, advertise as a key travel destination for Africans in the diaspora. To talk more about the Year of Return we speak to Nehanda Imara, professor of African American Studies at Merritt College, and organizer with the All African People’s Revolutionary Party in Nor Cal and Ghana.

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