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Hosts Peter Dörrie and Desné Masie discuss Africa's vibrant political, cultural, economic and social affairs with changing guests.

African Arguments Podcast Peter Dörrie and Desné Masie

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Hosts Peter Dörrie and Desné Masie discuss Africa's vibrant political, cultural, economic and social affairs with changing guests.

    Were the Local Elections in South Africa the Beginning of the End of the ANC?

    Were the Local Elections in South Africa the Beginning of the End of the ANC?

    Not least due to the underwhelming performance and controversial behavior of President Jacob Zuma, the ANC has experienced a historic defeat in last week's local elections. Together with Nick Branson and Nompumelelo Runji, we discuss the details of the outcome, analyse winners, losers and surprises and ask how the venerable could come back from this setback, if indeed it can.

    • 45 min
    Africa and the Panama Papers with Nicholas Shaxson

    Africa and the Panama Papers with Nicholas Shaxson

    The Panama Papers have laid bare the extend of illicit financial flows and the impact of tax havens on the world. But how are these revelations connected to the African continent? Host Desné Masie discusses with journalist Nicholas Shaxson, author of "Treasure Islands".

    • 38 min
    No, President dos Santos will not step down in Angola just yet

    No, President dos Santos will not step down in Angola just yet

    Only hours after President dos Santos declared his intention to step down in 2018, we sat down with Angolan journalist/activist Rafael Marques de Morais and journalist/scholar Justin Pearce to discuss Angola's current situation.

    • 43 min
    Boom and Bust

    Boom and Bust

    Mansour Sy and Lorenzo Fioramonti join us to share quite different, but equally interesting visions on how to approach the issue of radically falling prices for commodities that has thrown many African economies into disarray.

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    • 48 min
    AAP#9: Gloomy Outlook for South Africa

    AAP#9: Gloomy Outlook for South Africa

    We are joined by Martin Plaut and Gushwell Brooks to discuss the deplorable state of South African politics.

     

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    Desné Masie (co-host): Twitter
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    Martin Plaut (guest): Twitter
    Gushwell Brooks (guest): Twitter
    African Arguments: Twitter | Facebook | Homepage

    Notes

    William Kentridge "Notes Towards a Model Opera" exhibition at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg
    Justice Malala - We have now begun our descent: How to Stop South Africa losing its way
    "West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song" exhibition at the British Library in London
    JT Rappé

    Thanks for listening! We are grateful to African Arguments and the Royal African Society for supporting the podcast. If you would like to support us, have a suggestion for a topic we should cover or a guest we should invite, please get in touch! There are links to the social media profiles of our hosts above, or drop us a line at africanargumentspodcast@gmail.com.

    The music on this podcast was kindly provided by DJ Maramza.

    • 33 min
    AAP#8: Elections in Uganda

    AAP#8: Elections in Uganda

    Ugandan Journalist Rosebell Kagumire and Crisis Group analyst Magnus Taylor join us to discuss Uganda's upcoming elections.

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    Desné Masie (co-host): Twitter
    Peter Dörrie (co-host/producer): Twitter | Facebook | Homepage
    Rosebell Kagumire (guest): Twitter
    Magnus Taylor (guest): Twitter
    African Arguments: Twitter | Facebook | Homepage

    Notes

    IOL -  Sparrow and Hart: ‘Racists should leave SA’
    BBC 4 - The Boat Children
    Reports by Raymond Mujuni on YouTube
    International Crisis Group -Burkina Faso: Transition, Act II
    Mail & Guardian Africa
    Articles by Christine Mungai

    Thanks for listening! We are grateful to African Arguments and the Royal African Society for supporting the podcast. If you would like to support us, have a suggestion for a topic we should cover or a guest we should invite, please get in touch! There are links to the social media profiles of our hosts above, or drop us a line at africanargumentspodcast@gmail.com.

    The music on this podcast was kindly provided by DJ Maramza.

    • 39 min

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