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One question. One story from Africa for Africa. Alan Kasujja takes a deep dive into the news shaping the continent.

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One question. One story from Africa for Africa. Alan Kasujja takes a deep dive into the news shaping the continent.

    Will Africa ever get rid of Ebola?

    Will Africa ever get rid of Ebola?

    Ebola is back in West Africa.

    Five people have died in Guinea - the country’s first deaths since the last epidemic ended in 2016.

    But it’s not all bad news.

    Vaccines are being rolled out in hotspot areas, scientists know more about the virus and governments are better equipped to contain outbreaks.

    So, could this be the beginning of the end of Ebola?

    Hosted by Alan Kasujja (@Kasujja on Twitter)

    #AfricaDaily

    • 14 min
    Why are there so many power cuts in South Africa?

    Why are there so many power cuts in South Africa?

    Power cuts can be such a pain, right?

    But, for many South Africans, they have become a part of day-to-day life: something that you’d expect, rather than something you’d be surprised by.

    And the problem’s got so bad, that even President Cyril Ramaphosa has had to take action – but even he says it will be impossible to fix the problem overnight.

    So, why exactly is electricity giving South Africans such a headache?

    Hosted by Alan Kasujja (@Kasujja on Twitter)

    #AfricaDaily

    • 15 min
    Is Africa ready to talk LGBT rights? – Part 2

    Is Africa ready to talk LGBT rights? – Part 2

    Times are changing for LGBT Africans.

    In Angola, being in a same-sex relationship is no longer a crime, thanks to a new law that has just come into force.

    And yet, well-rooted beliefs mean that life for the LGBT community there won’t change overnight.

    For long, LGBT Africans have struggled to come together and have their voices heard.

    But social media has finally provided them with a space to do so.

    In this second special episode, we hear from the people using those platforms.

    Hosted by Alan Kasujja (@Kasujja on Twitter)

    #AfricaDaily

    • 15 min
    Is Africa ready to talk LGBT rights? – Part 1

    Is Africa ready to talk LGBT rights? – Part 1

    Times are changing for LGBT Africans.

    In Angola, being in a same-sex relationship is no longer a crime, thanks to a new law that has just come into force.

    And yet, well-rooted prejudices mean that life for the LGBT community there won’t change overnight.

    For long, LGBT Africans have struggled to come together and have their voices heard.

    But social media has finally provided them with a space to do so.

    In the first of two special episodes, we hear from Kevin Mwachiro, a journalist and queer activist in Kenya.

    Hosted by Alan Kasujja (@Kasujja on Twitter)

    #AfricaDaily

    • 13 min
    Why are kids being kidnapped in Nigeria?

    Why are kids being kidnapped in Nigeria?

    Children should feel safe at school. But, in parts of Nigeria, parents are getting anxious.

    Just last week, dozens of students and staff were kidnapped by gunmen from their boarding school in Kagara, Niger state.

    This abduction was just the latest in a series of similar incidents that have made the headlines in recent years.

    But who’s behind these kidnappings? And what are they hoping to gain?

    Hosted by Alan Kasujja (@Kasujja on Twitter)

    #AfricaDaily

    • 17 min
    How did bread get so expensive in Sudan?

    How did bread get so expensive in Sudan?

    Getting a sandwich shouldn’t be this hard.

    In Sudan, a shortage of bread has meant prices have gone through the roof. There are queues outside bakeries, and some people are getting restless.

    Let’s not forget: in Sudan, bread and politics often go hand-in-hand.

    It was a hike in bread prices that, two years ago, led many people to call for the removal of President Omar al-Bashir from power.

    So, why is it so hard to get bread right now? And what does this tell us about Sudan’s various economic problems?

    Hosted by Alan Kasujja (@Kasujja on Twitter)

    #AfricaDaily

    • 17 min

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