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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

Credits to mention :
Music by Finley Crowther

    #87: Ethiopia - Egypt: The dam discord

    #87: Ethiopia - Egypt: The dam discord

    Tensions spike between Ethiopia and Egypt, as the commencement of the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam approaches.

    We speak to William Davison of the International Crisis Group to find out where an agreement might be found.

    • 46 min
    #86: Fred Swaniker - "Development is about human capital"

    #86: Fred Swaniker - "Development is about human capital"

    Fred Swaniker, the Ghanaian co-creator and Chairman of the African Leadership Group is well known for not just complaining about the lack of leadership in Africa, but actually doing something about it.

    "Development will be driven by the sum total of the skills, knowledge and experience that a society possesses", says Swaniker, who want to take our current moment to think about what the continent can do differently.

    • 55 min
    #85: Coronavirus lockdown easing - Nairobi, Lagos and Johannesburg

    #85: Coronavirus lockdown easing - Nairobi, Lagos and Johannesburg

    As the coronavirus lockdown eases in South Africa and Nigeria, how are governments and companies coping?
    We talk to our correspondents on the ground to find out.
    + a discussion on the US attack on the WHO, how Ghana is testing smart, and much much more.

    • 51 min
    #84: Bill Gates on Coronavirus - "The big challenge is the urban slum areas"

    #84: Bill Gates on Coronavirus - "The big challenge is the urban slum areas"

    Bill Gates has been pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the fight against COVID-19.

    He wants an army of innovators to hit the problem, and focus on the longterm rebuilding of African healthcare systems.

    Not enough for you? He also wants to rehabilitate our global institutional architecture to take on the challenges of the 21st century.

    • 27 min
    #83: Mohamed el Dahshan - "The onus is on us, as Africans, to take the lead in this conversation"

    #83: Mohamed el Dahshan - "The onus is on us, as Africans, to take the lead in this conversation"

    The global pandemic of coronavirus may be waning in Asia and Europe, but it's hasn't quite peaked across Africa, and in particular North Africa.

    How is the region dealing with a sudden drop from tourism, oil and investment? Are governments trusted by their people to make the right decisions?

    We talk about North Africa and Egypt with Mohamed el Dahshan, devlopment economist and founder of Oxcon to find out more.

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

    • 33 min
    #82: Abebe Selassie - “This is a crisis where we need to act now”

    #82: Abebe Selassie - “This is a crisis where we need to act now”

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has sounded a dire warning for the continent:

    “The region’s economy is set to shrink by 1.6% in 2020, and real per capita income to fall by even more -- 3.9% on average.”

    We spoke to the Director of the IMF's Africa department, Abebe Selassie, to find out what can be done.

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

    • 41 min

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