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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

    #95: Africa and the US - 'In Africa, people don't take us seriously'

    #95: Africa and the US - 'In Africa, people don't take us seriously'

    Will political change and the pandemic force a reset of US diplomatic and security priorities – and where will Africa figure in the new order?

    This week on Talking Africa, we try to dissect the evolving relations and questions between Africa and the United States.

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

    • 56 min
    #94: Melinda Gates on the 'Shadow Pandemic' of violence against women

    #94: Melinda Gates on the 'Shadow Pandemic' of violence against women

    Women in power get things done says Melinda Gates; you just have to look at who has come out on top in managing the coronavirus.

    Moved to action by what the UN calls a 'shadow pandemic' of violence against women during lockdowns , the co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has been speaking out.

    She speaks to us this week on Talking Africa.


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    • 20 min
    #93: Tundu Lissu - "Magufuli's war on corruption is like a mafia shakedown"

    #93: Tundu Lissu - "Magufuli's war on corruption is like a mafia shakedown"

    Tundu Lissu, a prominent member of Tanzania's opposition, was driving home in 2017 when gunmen sprayed his car with over 30 bullets. He barely survived, and went into exile.

    Now he is returning to Tanzania; but he has not lost any of his vehemence that Tanzania needs to change course, accusing President Magufuli of wanting to drag the country back to the days of dictatorship.

    • 16 min
    #92: 'Recognise public health as a part of your economic development,' Matshidiso Moeti

    #92: 'Recognise public health as a part of your economic development,' Matshidiso Moeti

    The number of COVID-19 infections across Africa surpassed half a million on 8 July said the World Health Organization, as it flagged growing concern of countries in the continent experiencing a sharp rise in cases. Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO director for Africa, raised the alarm bells when she added: "With more than a third of countries in Africa doubling their cases over the past month, the threat of COVID-19 overwhelming fragile health systems on the continent is escalating."

    To further understand the situation across the continent, Dr. Moeti joins us this week on the Talking Africa podcast.

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    • 45 min
    #91: GERD - Sudan got a raw deal from the Egyptian-Sudanese treaty of 1959

    #91: GERD - Sudan got a raw deal from the Egyptian-Sudanese treaty of 1959

    The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, or GERD, is due to start filling the dam in the coming weeks.

    Egypt has tried in vain to put the breaks on the project that it claims will negatively impact its access to water. At the start of last week, it took the matter before the UN Security Council.

    Meanwhile the African Union concluded after an Extraordinary Meeting of the Bureau of the GERD on 26 June, 2020, that problem must be given "African solutions to an African problem."

    And throughout all back and forth bickering between Egypt and Ethiopia, Sudan has been following events, with each party trying to secure a more concrete stance from its Sudanese neighbour.

    To better understand the three different perspectives, we hosted a debate in this week's podcast.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    #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

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