18 episodes

Combing Africa for stories about the unseen forces that bind us together and tear us apart. A single story, every week. Hosted by Kim Chakanetsa. #thecomb

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Combing Africa for stories about the unseen forces that bind us together and tear us apart. A single story, every week. Hosted by Kim Chakanetsa. #thecomb

    Adopted overseas

    Adopted overseas

    Love, security, and a crisis of identity - the promises and the cost of international adoption. What’s it like growing up a world away from where you were born? And why are African countries turning their backs on the practice? Two women share their experiences of being adopted by foreign families.
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    • 26 min
    Women in gangs

    Women in gangs

    Guns, drugs and brutal violence - What happens when women are sucked into the macho world of gangs? What draws them in, in the first place? And what happens when they leave? The world of Cape Town’s gangs through the eyes of two women.
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    • 24 min
    Darfur: Seeking justice

    Darfur: Seeking justice

    Does Sudan's new dawn finally mean a chance for justice?
    The country’s former president, Omar al-Bashir, is charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Darfur. Having lost power, he’s finally facing trial. But after so long, what does it mean to the victims?
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    • 28 min
    Access denied? Travelling on an African passport

    Access denied? Travelling on an African passport

    Money, time and stigma - the cost of travelling on an African passport. Your passport should be a window to the world – but if you’re from a country in Africa, visa queues, fees and expensive airline tickets mean crossing the continent can be tough. What happened to Africa’s borderless dream? And when travelling internationally, are visa denials more common for Africans?

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    • 26 min
    Chagos Islands: Africa’s last British colony?

    Chagos Islands: Africa’s last British colony?

    Evicted from paradise. Fifty years ago, the UK forced the Chagossian people to leave their island homes, to make way for a US military base. Will they ever be allowed to return for good? This is the story of eviction, exile, and the long-running battle over the Chagos islands.
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    • 24 min
    Lesotho's murder mystery

    Lesotho's murder mystery

    Murder in the mountains. A feud, a former first lady dead and another on the run.
    How the mysterious killing of Lipolelo Thabane, Lesotho’s former first lady, transformed the country’s political landscape.
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    • 23 min

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