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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

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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

    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
    Single women not welcome?

    Single women not welcome?

    ‘You probably have to lie that you are married and your husband had to be out of town’.
    Being a young, single woman can be a heavy burden when trying to find somewhere to live in Nigeria. Why do landlords keep saying ’no’?
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    • 24 min
    Easing pain

    Easing pain

    Confronting the realities of care for patients with the most severe illnesses. Palliative care focuses on relieving patients’ pain, and helping families to cope. Why is this aspect of healthcare so misunderstood?
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    • 27 min
    Racist AI

    Racist AI

    Can computers be racist? The unseen forces shaping our reality.
    Artificial intelligence is embedded in our lives in ways we may not even notice. With numerous examples of AI appearing ‘racist’, how can we stop building computer systems with prejudices that deepen social inequality?
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    • 22 min
    Rethinking religion

    Rethinking religion

    Taking the leap away from faith: Stories of losing and embracing new spiritual beliefs.
    What happens when you lose faith in the religion you were brought up to believe in? And, how can embracing new spiritual beliefs change your life?
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    • 22 min
    Stopping the lies

    Stopping the lies

    Lies spread online can reach millions in an instant: ruining lives, stoking hatreds and inciting violence. Do you know what you’re sharing?
    Facebook’s new Oversight Board is trying to stop the lies, but will it make a difference?
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    • 20 min

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