Posted by: africanpressorganization | 10 May 2012

AFRO 105.3 FM Radio to Start Broadcasting Special Radio Programs on the African Union : A Partnership Agreement will be signed Tomorrow at the AU Headquarters



AFRO 105.3 FM Radio to Start Broadcasting Special Radio Programs on the African Union : A Partnership Agreement will be signed Tomorrow at the AU Headquarters


ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 10, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — AFRO 105.3 FM Radio in Addis Ababa will be entering into partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) through the Directorate of Information and Communication (DIC). The signing ceremony of the Agreement is scheduled to take place tomorrow, Friday 11 May 2012 at 11h00 am, at the Media Center of the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The Deputy Chairperson of the AU Commission, Mr. Erastus Mwencha is expected to preside at the signing ceremony of the Agreement aimed at broadcasting different awareness radio programs in view to popularize the activities of the African Union. The General Manager of AFRO 105.3 FM Radio, Mr. Hasiet Fessha, will be signing the Agreement on behalf of Paconet Media Plc.

As the African Union embarks on this partnership with Afro 105.3 FM; the DIC plans to work with the radio station to use it as a powerful instrument to reach-out to the multi-cultural communities in Addis Ababa and beyond, as well as to African citizens.

The different radio programs to be aired by AFRO 105.3 FM under this partnership are:

The Breakfast Show (Mondays – Fridays 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM)

This program highlights positive happenings and current issues in and around Africa. It will brand and portray the positive aspects of the Continent that are given little or no attention by other media operating around the world. It focuses on business and economic related issues around the globe.


African Profile (Mondays 7:30 AM – 7:45 AM and Tuesdays 5:30 PM – 5:45PM)

This program presents the profile of one African country at a time. It includes the languages, natural resources, history, landscapes, cultures, music and other features of African countries.


Movers and Shakers (Saturdays 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

Interviews conducted live and engaging influential people who can set an example or influence our daily lives.


Behind the Afro Mike (Thursdays 11:30 AM – 12:00 and Saturdays 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM)

The program deals with African Diaspora (Both who are residing in Ethiopia or abroad) along with interviews with some briefings at the beginning, middle or the end of each session.


French Programs (Mondays – Fridays 10.00 AM – 11.00 AM)

Incorporates local, African and international news in French and feature different radio programs in French –


Opting Green (Wednesdays 1.30 PM – 1.40 PM)

Provides information on renewable energies and bio-fuel development projects, compiles and provides latest news, update findings and bio-fuel development technologies, best practices that can be applicable, examine and present the potential areas where the continent (Africa) benefits from the clean development mechanism and encourage private investors to engage in bio-fuel development in the continent, enlighten the public on the benefits of using renewable energy both and the efforts of the African Union in promoting this practice.

Afro 105.3 FM is an independent, commercial private Radio Station broadcasting mainly in English, French and other foreign languages to the vast international and local communities in Addis Ababa. It is a vital source of information, ideas, and cultural experience that enriches people’s lives through lifelong learning. After receiving the first ever FM broadcasting license in January 2008, to air in foreign languages from the Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority to broadcast in Addis Ababa and its environs, Afro FM 105.3 Radio had targeted the local elite, the large Ethiopian Diaspora and the expatriate community and foreigners.

For Further Information consult the AU website:





African Union Commission (AUC)


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