In this week's pick of some our favourite discussions over 2020-2021, we revisit the making of the nation of Nigeria. Its turbulent history has ... plenty to tell us about the current malaise. After all, as the poet Maya Angelou once said: "If you don't know where you have come from, you don't know where you are going."
In this week's pick of some our favourite discussions over 2020-2021, we revisit the ten-year anniversary of Egypt's revolution on 25 January. ... The uprising in 2011 put in motion an end to the 29-year rule of Hosni Mubarak. But looking back to the start of those unprecedented protests, was it all in naught or did some good come out of it?
In this week's pick of some our favourite podcast discussions from 2020-2021, we revisit the documentary that tells the little known story of ... the French Voulet-Chanoine mission in Niger that was a year of terror for locals. Despite its independence from France on 3 August 1960, the country still bears the scars from that one year.
After first declaring its eurobond default at the peak of the pandemic in 2020, Zambia is trying to find a way out of its economic woes. Hakainde ... Hichilema, Zambia's leading opposition leader, talks to us about the challenges in ensuring a free and fair election this year.
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 ?
As Nigeria grapples with multiple insurgencies, with the hangover from the #EndSARS protests still fresh, governance campaigner Obiageli Ezekwesili ... does not mince her words. Without urgent action and deep-rooted reform, she says, the country will slide into existential chaos.
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.
Famine in Tigray: ‘I have never documented anything as relentless & systematic as what we’re seeing’
If the fighting in Ethiopia's Tigray does not stabilise soon, its people will face starvation and more devastation than the famine that nearly ... destroyed them in the 1980s, says a report just published by the World Peace Foundation.