96 episodes

Talking Africa is a weekly editor’s talk by the Africa Report. Every week, the team will discuss one topic about the contin

Credits to mention :
Music by Finley Crowther

Talking Africa The Africa Report

    • News
    • 4.5 • 6 Ratings

Talking Africa is a weekly editor’s talk by the Africa Report. Every week, the team will discuss one topic about the contin

Credits to mention :
Music by Finley Crowther

    #96 Tom Burgis: 'The rise of kleptocrats fueled by destablising the truth on social media

    #96 Tom Burgis: 'The rise of kleptocrats fueled by destablising the truth on social media

    In our first episode in this new season of Talking Africa, we delve right into a juicy discussion about humanity's obsession with greed, looting and corruption, and if there's hope for a better future.

    How can African nations stop the looting of their natural wealth by rogue politicians and an international band of financial predators? How do you join the dots between illegal gold-mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo, smuggling trips to Dubai and a financial laundromat based in the City of London? Most of all what does it take to track down these shadowy operations and bring the culprits to justice?

    To help our quest, we have an in-depth conversation with Tom Burgis, author of the non-fiction thriller 'Kleptopia: How dirty money is conquering the world'. It traces the evolution of an international but virtual republic based on stolen money.

    Join us at www.theafricareport.com, @theafricareport, and on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/theafricareport/

    • 51 min
    #95: Africa and the US - 'In Africa, people don't take us seriously'

    #95: Africa and the US - 'In Africa, people don't take us seriously'

    Will political change and the pandemic force a reset of US diplomatic and security priorities – and where will Africa figure in the new order?

    This week on Talking Africa, we try to dissect the evolving relations and questions between Africa and the United States.

    Join us at www.theafricareport.com, @theafricareport, and on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/theafricareport/

    • 56 min
    #94: Melinda Gates on the 'Shadow Pandemic' of violence against women

    #94: Melinda Gates on the 'Shadow Pandemic' of violence against women

    Women in power get things done says Melinda Gates; you just have to look at who has come out on top in managing the coronavirus.

    Moved to action by what the UN calls a 'shadow pandemic' of violence against women during lockdowns , the co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has been speaking out.

    She speaks to us this week on Talking Africa.


    Join us at www.theafricareport.com, @theafricareport, and on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/theafricareport/

    • 20 min
    #93: Tundu Lissu - "Magufuli's war on corruption is like a mafia shakedown"

    #93: Tundu Lissu - "Magufuli's war on corruption is like a mafia shakedown"

    Tundu Lissu, a prominent member of Tanzania's opposition, was driving home in 2017 when gunmen sprayed his car with over 30 bullets. He barely survived, and went into exile.

    Now he is returning to Tanzania; but he has not lost any of his vehemence that Tanzania needs to change course, accusing President Magufuli of wanting to drag the country back to the days of dictatorship.

    • 16 min
    #92: 'Recognise public health as a part of your economic development,' Matshidiso Moeti

    #92: 'Recognise public health as a part of your economic development,' Matshidiso Moeti

    The number of COVID-19 infections across Africa surpassed half a million on 8 July said the World Health Organization, as it flagged growing concern of countries in the continent experiencing a sharp rise in cases. Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO director for Africa, raised the alarm bells when she added: "With more than a third of countries in Africa doubling their cases over the past month, the threat of COVID-19 overwhelming fragile health systems on the continent is escalating."

    To further understand the situation across the continent, Dr. Moeti joins us this week on the Talking Africa podcast.

    Join us at www.theafricareport.com, @theafricareport, and on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/theafricareport/

    • 45 min
    #91: GERD - Sudan got a raw deal from the Egyptian-Sudanese treaty of 1959

    #91: GERD - Sudan got a raw deal from the Egyptian-Sudanese treaty of 1959

    The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, or GERD, is due to start filling the dam in the coming weeks.

    Egypt has tried in vain to put the breaks on the project that it claims will negatively impact its access to water. At the start of last week, it took the matter before the UN Security Council.

    Meanwhile the African Union concluded after an Extraordinary Meeting of the Bureau of the GERD on 26 June, 2020, that problem must be given "African solutions to an African problem."

    And throughout all back and forth bickering between Egypt and Ethiopia, Sudan has been following events, with each party trying to secure a more concrete stance from its Sudanese neighbour.

    To better understand the three different perspectives, we hosted a debate in this week's podcast.

    Join us at www.theafricareport.com, @theafricareport, and on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/theafricareport/

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

CarloID ,

Stellar

The TAR team are brilliant. It’s great to listen to good quality discussions on important issues with folks that are knowledgeable about the continent. Though I don’t think a conversation should ever be had about Africa without an African in the room. Well done.

quentinmareuse ,

Great show, infuriating audio

Why so quiet???

S. Tooge ,

Fantastic

Excellent weekly show that anyone interested in African buisiness and politics should listen to

Top Podcasts In News

Listeners Also Subscribed To