6 episodes

Each week, Jennifer Zabasajja provides a deep dive into the business stories that shape Africa. Join Jennifer and our Bloomberg reporters as they lift the lid on the news driving the continent. 

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    • Business
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

Each week, Jennifer Zabasajja provides a deep dive into the business stories that shape Africa. Join Jennifer and our Bloomberg reporters as they lift the lid on the news driving the continent. 

    Nigeria And The Naira's Roller Coaster

    Nigeria And The Naira's Roller Coaster

    The Naira, Nigeria's currency has been devalued twice since June 2023. Despite a gain in March 2024, the pressure on the economy is increasing. This week on the Next Africa Podcast, Jennifer Zabasajja and Bloomberg's Nigeria Bureau Chief Anthony Osae-Brown discuss how this currency's roller coaster has been affecting consumers and businesses. 
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    • 12 min
    Is this African Country The Key to Keeping the Red Sea Safe ?

    Is this African Country The Key to Keeping the Red Sea Safe ?

    Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi militants have disturbed global trade with attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea. One African country has been playing a major role in Western allies efforts to contain those attacks. This week on the Next Africa Podcast Jennifer Zabasajja and Simon Marks discuss why Djibouti's strategic importance in the region is providing the country with an economic boost.
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    • 14 min
    Ethiopia: An African Paradise For Crypto Miners?

    Ethiopia: An African Paradise For Crypto Miners?

    Crypto mining is an energy-intensive process. So miners are always on the lookout for the best place to operate. The United States and Hong Kong are known hosts for mining. But lately another country stands out: Ethiopia.On this week’s Next Africa Podcast, host Jennifer Zabasajja speaks with Bloomberg’s reporter Fasika Tadesse about how Ethiopia is now seen as a growth market in the crypto industry - especially for Chinese miners. A move that is not welcomed by everyone in the country.
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    • 12 min
    Can The ZiG Make Hyperinflation History?

    Can The ZiG Make Hyperinflation History?

    This week on the Next Africa podcast we look at the recent introduction of a new currency in Zimbabwe, the ZiG. This is the country's sixth attempt to have a functional local currency since 2008 when inflation crossing 231 million percent left it worthless. Bloomberg's Harare based reporter Ray Ndlovu joins host Jennifer Zabasajja to discuss if Zimbabwe may have finally struck gold with the ZiG.
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    • 13 min
    Is The Party Of Mandela About To Lose Power In South Africa?

    Is The Party Of Mandela About To Lose Power In South Africa?

    In 1994 apartheid in South Africa ended and Nelson Mandela led the ANC to a historic democratic victory. Thirty years on, the party which has ruled the country ever since, could be about to lose it's grip on power. Our South Africa Government Reporter S'thembile Cele joins host Jennifer Zabasajja to discuss how decades of scandals, corruption and internal fights have eroded support for a party which was once the default option for many.
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    • 15 min
    Why Are Chocolate Prices Going Up And Up And Up?

    Why Are Chocolate Prices Going Up And Up And Up?

    Over the past few weeks, cocoa prices have jumped to reach unprecedent levels. On the first episode of the Next Africa podcast, Bloomberg's Jennifer Zabasajja and Mumbi Gitau look into the reasons behind the surge and what it means for African farmers, the chocolate industry and the consumers. 
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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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My favourite travel show

I’ve listened to a few travel podcasts, but without doubt, this is the one I like the best. I’ve learned something from every episode. Great format too.

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Great information

Would like to see more details about your guests in your detail page

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Can do better

These two are only talking about travel tips, not the experience of travelling. The guest have so much more to offer. Make them talk about there experience and travel stories. Not just travel tips. Who cares about 10 different ways to hydrate your skin while on an airplane.

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