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

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

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Music by Finley Crowther

    #115: Inside Mozambique's northern insurgency

    #115: Inside Mozambique's northern insurgency

    What next for Al Shabaab, the insurgent group that attacked Palma in the northern Mozambique province of Cabo Delgado in March? Is South Africa on the hook financially and now militarily? What has a decade of drug money done to local politics?

    Dino Mahtani, International Crisis Group's Deputy Director for Africa, takes us on a deep dive into Mozambique's thorny security imbroglio.

    With Nicholas Norbrook and Patrick Smith.

    • 46 min
    #114: Zambia Hakainde Hichilema - 'We've never seen such levels of corruption'

    #114: Zambia Hakainde Hichilema - 'We've never seen such levels of corruption'

    On 12 August, Zambians go to the polls to vote in their next president.

    Zambia’s ruling party, the Patriotic Front, confirmed Edgar Lungu in April as its candidate in this year's polls.

    With electoral campaigns now open since 21 May, 19 candidates have so far presented themselves as contenders against Lungu.

    But one man in particular is looking to take over from the incumbent president.

    He's hoping the sixth time will be a charm.

    In this week's Talking Africa, we speak to Hakainde Hichilema, Zambia's main opposition candidate, of the United Party for National Development.

    For more, head to www.theafricareport.com

    • 53 min
    #113: Nigeria - The lingering roots left by Britain's looting and killing

    #113: Nigeria - The lingering roots left by Britain's looting and killing

    Today Nigeria’s political system is more fiercely contested than ever with some militants trying to break up the federation – to what extent do these schisms have their roots in the extreme violence of Britain’s commercial exploitation of the territory and its colonial conquest ?

    To tackle this question, Talking Africa podcast speaks to Max Siollun, author of  What Britain Did To Nigeria; Barnaby Phillips, author of Loot : Britain and the Benin Bronzes , and Funmi Adebayo, an economist and publisher of the Black Monologues podcast series.

    This week's Talking Africa is mediated by Patrick Smith. 

    For more, head to www.theafricareport.com

    • 1 hr 20 min
    #112 - Obiageli Ezekwesili - "Get interested by politics, or be ruled by idiots"

    #112 - Obiageli Ezekwesili - "Get interested by politics, or be ruled by idiots"

    Former cabinet minister, co-ordinator of the #BringBankOurGirls campaign, VP at the World Bank... the multi-talented Obiageli Ezekwesili discusses why Nigeria's political elite missed a golden moment to create a nation, rather than just a country.

    For more, head to www.theafricareport.com

    • 1 hr 15 min
    #111: Rwanda - 'The story of a political murder and an African regime gone bad'

    #111: Rwanda - 'The story of a political murder and an African regime gone bad'

    When veteran correspondent Michela Wrong started researching her book, ‘Do Not Disturb – the story of a political murder and an African regime gone bad’ on the killing of Rwanda’s spymaster Patrick Karegeya, she knew it was going to prompt fierce arguments about President Paul Kagame’s record and the country’s direction.

    In this special edition of the Talking Africa podcast, Patrick Smith brings together Michela Wrong and Kenyan writer and historian Parselelo Kantai to discuss the issues raised in the book for Rwanda and the wider region.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    #110: Famine in Ethiopia's Tigray - 'I have never documented anything as relentless & systematic as what we're seeing'

    #110: Famine in Ethiopia's Tigray - 'I have never documented anything as relentless & systematic as what we're seeing'

    A report published by US-based the World Peace Foundation stresses the looming famine disaster in Ethiopia's Tigray if the fighting does not stop.

    Since the first foray into the Tigray by the Ethiopian government in Addis Ababa back in November, the following months have seen an entirely man-made humanitarian crisis unfold.

    This report documents how both Ethiopian and Eritrean elements in this Tigray war have single-handedly dismantled the region's economic and food system.

    But this can be stopped if the majority of the Tigrayan people, many of whom are are smallholder farmers, are able to farm in time for the rains in June.

    For more on the report's findings, we speak to Alex de Waal, the executive director of the WFP in this week's podcast with Patrick Smith.

    • 46 min

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