Welcome to Pasha, The Conversation Africa’s brand new podcast. In the spirit of The Conversation, Pasha – which means to inform in Swahili – will be bringing you some of the best and brightest research from academics across the continent. After nearly four years of publishing expert research, we’re thrilled to be bringing our own brand of smart journalism to a new audio format. Each episode will collect stories and commentary on a given theme.
Pasha 117: What drove South Africa's recent violence and looting and what to do about it
South Africa's recent violence is a cause for concern but there are opportunities to build a stronger nation.
Pasha 116: Why events like Eid celebrations can be superspreaders
Gatherings can lead to the deaths of many people if coronavirus infections spread. It is important for people to stick to regulations such as those about avoiding close contact and confined spaces.
Pasha 115: Five ideas about why so many top African officials have died of COVID-19
The deaths have important symbolic value and have been associated with shifts in COVID-19 policies in some countries.
Pasha 114: Lessons from COVID-19 for other global crises
Is it possible for COVID-19 to help us shape a better world?
Pasha 113: COVID-19, the Delta variant and South Africa's vaccination problems
The COVID-19 resurgence in South Africa is likely to take a heavy toll. It is important for vaccination efforts to be ramped up.
Pasha 112: The struggles of women doing stand-up in Zimbabwe
Through stand-up comedy, women in Zimbabwe can resist patriarchal power relations. There are still far fewer female stand-ups in the country but the field keeps on growing.