Africa Calling is a weekly podcast taking a more in-depth look at current events in Africa, as covered by our correspondents on the continent. You’ll hear news, features, and analysis as well as perspectives from RFI’s Hausa service in Lagos and Kiswahili team in Nairobi. Regular updates from Francophone and Lusophone Africa, with specialised coverage from journalists dedicated to West and Central Africa https://www.rfi.fr/en/podcasts/africa-calling/
Africa Calling - Ep 13: CAR rebels, Covid-19 spikes in Malawi cabinet & Nigeria, DRC's Lumumba anniversary, Kenya Rift Valley eco disaster
Africa Calling podcast looks at some of the week's top stories from the African continent, including reports from the field. We’re talking about the rebel fighting just outside Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. We look into Covid-19 deaths in Malawi's cabinet with our correspondent, and hear from the Hausa service in Lagos on why coronavirus preventative measures are not being heeded up north. We take a look back on Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba's legacy, 60 years after his assassination, and an impending disaster if two lakes in Kenya's Rift Valley mix.
Africa Calling - Ep 12: Mali and Niger killings, Uganda elections and ICC, DRC ex-MP arrest, Kenya's back-to-school woes, Guinea Bissau arrest warrant fallout
Africa Calling podcast looks at some of the week's top stories from the African continent, including reports from the field and analysis with regional experts. This week we’re talking about the controversy surrounding the slaughter of villagers in Mali. We look into why 105 people were killed in Niger, and upcoming Uganda elections. Our DRC correspondent speaks about ex-militia leader Roger Lumbala, and why he was arrested in Paris. We also hear from the Kiswahili service on back-to-school in Kenya, and the fallout after Interpol dropped an arrest warrant in Guinea Bissau.
Africa Calling - Ep11: CAR & Niger elections, Mali arrests, Sudan troops, northern Nigeria insecurity
Africa Calling podcast looks at some of the week's top stories from the African continent, including reports from the field and analysis with regional experts. This week we’re talking about what's at stake for the Central African Republic after elections, Nigeriens anxiously awaiting results for their next president, and an update about a spate of high-profile arrests by Mali's military government with our correspondent in Bamako. We also hear from the Hausa service on the security situation in northern Nigeria, and what Darfuris think about the new Sudanese troops in Darfur.
Africa Calling - Ep10 Africa Calling Special on Land Rights: Kenya, Liberia, Burkina Faso and Ghana
For episode 10 of Africa Calling, we're taking a break from this week's news and focusing on land rights across the African continent-- one of the most important issues that figures into every story. Our correspondents traveled far and wide to get the story.
Africa Calling - Ep9: Security in Nigeria, continued fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray, Sudan’s removal from terror list & Zambia’s debt crisis
Africa Calling podcast looks at some of the week's top stories from the African continent, including reports from the field and analysis with regional experts. This week we’re talking about the security situation in Nigeria, continued fighting in Ethiopia, and Sudan's removal from the US terror list. We also hear from representatives of Western Sahara’s pro-independence movement, about Kenya severing ties with Somalia, a report on Zambia’s debt crisis, the possibility of Francois Compaoré’s extradition, and what Tunisians think about the 10th anniversary of the Arab Spring.
Africa Calling - Ep8: Political crisis in DRC, warning about Covid-19 vaccine rollout, extradition of Malawi preacher & free trade zone
This week we’re talking about the unravelling political crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a sober warning about the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines, and finding out about the expected court hearing of fugitive Shepherd Bushiri, a self-proclaimed Malawian prophet. We also hear analysis of the challenges facing the African free trade deal, a crackdown on the press in Uganda, a controversial new statute in Zimbabwe and a proposal in Nigeria to deal with the threat from the Boko Haram group.