An all-news and information program, “Afia Darfur” began broadcasting to Darfur and eastern Chad on Sept. 29, 2008. The program focuses on the latest news from Darfur and the plight of its internally displaced people and darfuri refugees in eastern Chad and the diasopra. Broadcasting on shortwave radio, the daily 30-minute program airs at 9:00 p.m. (all times are Darfur times) with repeats at 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the following day. The broadcasts can be heard throughout Darfur, eastern Chad and other areas of Sudan.
The daily program includes interviews with American officials, human rights experts, analysts, Sudanese experts, rebel representatives, refugees, IDPs and NGO representatives. “Afia Darfur” also incorporates interviews with internally displaced people living in Darfur, providing them with an opportunity to speak out about the humanitarian crisis, and granting a forum for those with no voice. Additionally, the program addresses how the Western press is covering Darfur; as well as examining the rich history and cultural background of Darfur.