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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

    #90: Zimbabwe on the brink: Inflation, currency, clashes - what next?

    #90: Zimbabwe on the brink: Inflation, currency, clashes - what next?

    Today, many compare the political confrontation and economic meltdown in Zimbabwe with the position of the country a decade ago.  Blighted by drought and lack of farming inputs, more than half the country’s 16 million people are food insecure, the latest version of the Zimbabwe dollar is rapidly losing its value against the us dollar and inflation is running at over 780%. Added to which, the country is threatened by the spread of the coronavirus.

    To make some sense of this, we speak to Dr Alex Magaisa, one of the most prolific and respected analysts of the politics and economics of Zimbabwe.

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

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #89: Tony Blair - "Covid-19 exposes the urgency of government reform"

    #89: Tony Blair - "Covid-19 exposes the urgency of government reform"

    For the 14 heads of state that Tony Blair advises across the continent, the coronavirus pandemic has sharpened the need to overhaul government.

    But Blair also points to the need for reform at the international level; our global institutions, like the WHO, need to be re-examined to face the challenges of the 21st century.

    • 27 min
    #88: Death of George Floyd: What place does the global uprising have across Africa?

    #88: Death of George Floyd: What place does the global uprising have across Africa?

    The death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers, has once again reignited the on-going fight across the United States for equality and the end of racism against the African-American community. It has also shone a spotlight on police brutality, particularly rampant against persons of colour. Are those topics relevant today across Africa? How are Africans seeing this global movement and what importance does it play?

    Discussion with Nana-Ama Danquah, Zukisa Wanner, and Veronique Tadjo.

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

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #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

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