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Africa Calling is a twice-monthly podcast taking a more in-depth look at current events in Africa, with sound-rich feature reports covered by our correspondents in the field. African voices, African correspondents.

Africa Calling is a twice-monthly podcast taking a more in-depth look at current events in Africa, with sound-rich feature reports covered by our correspondents in the field. African voices, African correspondents.

Location:

France

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Africa Calling is a twice-monthly podcast taking a more in-depth look at current events in Africa, with sound-rich feature reports covered by our correspondents in the field. African voices, African correspondents.

Language:

French


Episodes

S2,EP 18: Nigeria's fuel hikes, Nairobi tackles rabies, & Sudan fishermen affected by climate change

5/12/2022
This week, Africa Calling podcast brings you audio-rich stories and voices from the African continent with our African correspondents. In Nigeria, an unstable power supply and fuel hikes due to the Ukraine war has businesses struggling to cope; Nairobi is tackling rabies by ensuring dogs are vaccinated, and in Sudan, fishermen on the Nile say dams and climate change have changed their profession dramatically. For this week’s podcast, Nigeria correspondent Poloum David speaks to graphics...

Duration:00:24:56

S2,EP 17: Zimbabwe's crystal meth problem, Cameroon's drum artisans & Benin rejoices return of looted art

4/29/2022
This week, Africa Calling podcast brings you audio-rich stories and voices from the African continent with our African correspondents. In Zimbabwe, drug abuse, and using crystal meth in particular, has taken hold among the youth of Masvingo; drum-making artisans are trying to preserve their craft in Cameroon, and Benin is celebrating with theater and an exhibition as France returns royal treasures after more than a century. For this week’s podcast, Zimbabwe correspondent Kudzai Chimhangwa...

Duration:00:30:13

S2,EP16: Kenya's waste-pickers, Cameroon's rising prices, and Uganda's antibiotic problem

4/15/2022
This week, Africa Calling podcast brings you audio-rich stories and voices from the African continent with our African correspondents. In Kenya, waste-pickers in Nairobi are worried about their livelihoods as politicians discuss a new dump site; Ugandan consumers are misusing antibiotics, which has had a knock-on effect for the country and beyond; and in Bamenda, Cameroon, consumers are having a hard time making ends meet as a result of the anglophone crisis, Covid-19 and the Ukraine war....

Duration:00:21:31

S2,EP 15: Kenya's recycled eco pencils; taking a tour of Lagos slavery museum

4/1/2022
This week, Africa Calling podcast brings you audio-rich stories and voices from the African continent with our African correspondents. In Kenya, one company produces eco-friendly pencils for students; and in Nigeria, a slavery museum educates visitors about the horrors of the slave trade. For this week’s podcast, Kenya correspondent Anne Macharia talks to Mohammud Omari, co-founder of Momo pencils, and staff member Noel Omukubi. At Creative Minds school, she speaks to head teacher Mebal...

Duration:00:14:18

S2, EP14: South Africa's comics try to bounce back; breaking stereotypes in Gambia; Malawi's farmers deal with climate crisis

3/18/2022
This week, Africa Calling podcast brings you audio-rich stories and voices from the African continent with our African correspondents. In South Africa, as comedy clubs reopen comedians are juggling between their live audience and their online one; from Gambia, young women are training to install solar panels to help other women; and in Malawi, farmers are trying to deal with the climate crisis by diversifying crops. For this week’s podcast, South Africa correspondent Kagiso Mnisi talks to...

Duration:00:23:20

S2, EP13: Cyclone aftermath in Malawi; antimicrobial crop resistance in Kenya; Nigerian artist leaves city for tranquility

3/4/2022
This week, Africa Calling podcast brings you audio-rich stories and voices from the African continent, with our African correspondents. In Malawi, those affected by Cyclone Ana are struggling to get back on their feet; from Kenya, farmers are combatting antimicrobial resistance in crops; and in Nigeria, an artist leaves the hustle and bustle of Lagos for more tranquil inspiration in an historical town. For this week’s podcast, Malawi correspondent Charles Pensulo speaks to victims of Cyclone...

Duration:00:32:22

S2, EP12: Child soldiers fighting for Boko Haram in Nigeria, Kenya breast cancer patients gifted with wigs

2/18/2022
This week, Africa Calling podcast brings you audio-rich stories and voices from the African continent, with our African correspondents. In Nigeria, our reporter looks into how Boko Haram and ISWAP forces children into becoming child soldiers; and from Kenya, one hair stylist brings joy to her clients who are suffering from breast cancer. For this week’s podcast, Nigeria correspondent Sam Olukoya speaks to former Boko Haram abductee Halima Audu, David Daciya, whose son was abducted by Boko...

Duration:00:17:54

S2, EP11: Kenyan Nubians' ID dilemma, Malawi mental health, and a Ghana dance academy lifting up youths

2/4/2022
This week, Africa Calling podcast brings you audio-rich stories and voices from the African continent, with our African correspondents. In Kenya, our reporter looks into the Nubian community and its quest for identification cards; from Malawi, the rising numbers of suicide has the government looking into possible options; and in Ghana, we have a report on a special dance studio that helps underprivileged kids get their groove on. For this week’s podcast, Kenya correspondent Victor Moturi...

Duration:00:26:23

S2, EP10: Africa Cup of Nations Special from Cameroon

1/21/2022
This week, Africa Calling podcast is dedicated to the Africa Cup of Nations, or AFCON, football's greatest tournament on the African continent. We're bringing you an overview of what's happening on the pitch, a special report on how Gambia's Scorpions are faring on their first visit to the championship, and how taxi drivers in anglophone Buea are worried about security in the midst of the event. For this week’s podcast, RFI's very own Paul Myers brings you up to speed on how the football...

Duration:00:25:48

S2,EP9: Post-election Gambia, Kenya's chicken dilemma, and Lagos staycation in a Danfo

12/23/2021
This week, Africa Calling podcast brings you stories and voices from the African continent-- and beyond! In Gambia, our correspondent gives an update on how the country is faring, two weeks after the election; from Kenya, the pros and cons of battery cage poultry farming; while from Nigeria, we hear about a new way to find fun in Lagos. Plus, special Cuban musical guests with African roots to ring in the new year. For this week’s podcast, Gambia correspondent Sally Jeng speaks to fellow...

Duration:00:30:27

S2,EP8: Cameroon's banned plastics, shea butter workers in northern Ghana, and Malawi river cleanup

12/10/2021
This week, Africa Calling podcast brings you stories and voices from the African continent. In Cameroon, our correspondent looks at why banned single-use plastics are still on the market; from northern Ghana we have a report on the hardships of women who process shea butter; while from Malawi, we hear about a river cleanup with an artistic angle. For this week’s podcast, Cameroon correspondent Batata Boris Karloff speaks to trader Julius Nga, butcher paper wholesaler Collins Njoh, orange...

Duration:00:25:30

S2,EP7: Ghana skin whitening, Lagos' rising waters, and an innovative Malawi car

11/26/2021
This week, Africa Calling podcast brings you stories and voices from the African continent. In Ghana, our correspondent looks at the perils of skin whitening products, from Malawi there is a report on an inventor who is creating a new mode of transport, while from Lagos, Nigeria, we hear how rising waters is changing the fabric of one neighbourhood. For this week’s podcast, Ghana correspondent Pearl Akanya Ofori speaks to certified skin care specialist Nikki Boa-Amponsem, and...

Duration:00:22:37

S2,EP6: Malawi housing for albinos, Zambia activist looks at Hichilema's first 100 days, water for Kenya's Kibera

11/12/2021
This week, Africa Calling podcast brings you stories from the African continent, including two reports on infrastructure. From Malawi, our correspondent looks at a presidential promise to build secure homes for people living with albinism. We speak to a renowned Zambian civil society activist on President Hakainde Hichilema's first 100 days in office. And in Kenya, a new water service to Kibera informal community brings better quality of life. For this week’s podcast, Malawi correspondent...

Duration:00:25:26

S2,EP5: Gambia's non-alliance, Burkinabé Fespaco winner, Nigeria's herbal medicines

10/28/2021
This week, Africa Calling podcast brings you stories from the African continent, including a report from Gambia on the presidential alliance struck down by former ruler Yahya Jammeh. We speak to the Burkinbé documentary film winner on the sidelines of Fespaco, the Pan-African film festival in Ouagadougou. And in Nigeria, whether it's out of lack of choice or preference, use of roadside herbal concoctions to cure ailments is on the rise in the capital city, Abuja. For this week’s podcast,...

Duration:00:24:07

S2,EP4: Anglophone Cameroon back to school, Zimbabwe's health woes, 'Made in Ghana' agripreneur

10/15/2021
This week, Africa Calling podcast brings you stories from the African continent, including a report from Anglophone Cameroon as some students return to classrooms after four years. We speak to a Zimbabwean investigative journalist on the sidelines of the Africa-France summit on how gold could pay for healthcare, and the state of corruption in the health sector. And in Ghana, one female agripreneur provides home-grown fruit and vegetables and provides Ghanaian farmers a living wage. For this...

Duration:00:28:03

S2,EP3: Cameroon's Collywood, Fishermen in DRC's Lake Tanganyika, Kenya umbilical cord care

10/1/2021
This week, Africa Calling podcast brings you stories from the African continent, including a report from Cameroon and Collywood, its up-and-coming film industry. We take a closer look at Kalemie, a fishing town on Lake Tanganyika in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and the challenges the fishing industry there faces. And in Kenya, our correspondent goes to the border of Uganda to find out about how one small change in newborn care can make a big difference in lowering infant...

Duration:00:37:02

S2,Ep2: Shock announcement in Gambian presidential race; Malawi miners waiting to be paid 30 years later

9/17/2021
This week, Africa Calling podcast brings you stories from our correspondents on the African continent this week, including a report from the Gambia after a political announcement sent shockwaves through ordinary Gambians who lived under dictatorship. There is also a look at how a group of former miners in Malawi is still fighting to get their wages from work they did in South Africa - more than 30 years ago. For this week’s podcast, Gambia correspondent Sally Jeng speaks with Baba Hydara,...

Duration:00:20:09

S2,Ep1: Malawi musician march to Mt Mulanje, Buea, Cameroon water woes, & Kenya goats for healthcare

9/3/2021
This week, Africa Calling podcast brings you feature reports from our correspondents on the African continent. From atop Mt. Mulanje, Malawi, a group led by a jazz musician is calling on Malawians to protect the mountain's flora and fauna. Kenya's pastoralists are being encouraged to sign up for national healthcare by exchanging a goat for medical care. In Cameroon, we take a look at the water crisis in Buea, the anglophone South-West region. This week’s podcast went to the top of Mount...

Duration:00:37:33

Ep 29: Africa Olympians special - Gambia's sprinter Bass, Benin's rower Hinkati & Malawi judoka Boniface

7/23/2021
This week, Africa Calling podcast brings you our African Olympians special from our correspondents on the African continent. From Gambia, we hear about top sprinter Gina Bass and her struggle to get to this year's Tokyo Olympic Games. In Malawi, we take a look at judoka Harriet Boniface and her quest for a medal; and from Benin, Olympic rower Privel Hinkati speaks about the upward battle to make it to the Games and have Beninese recognize rowing as a sport. This week’s podcast features three...

Duration:00:26:25

Ep 28: Douala demolitions, Cameroon's Solar Mamas, and Uganda Covid crisis

7/10/2021
This week, Africa Calling podcast brings you feature reports from our correspondents on the African continent. From Cameroon, we hear how government demolitions near Douala's airport have left residents homeless. In Uganda, we take a look at how the country is trying to juggle the third wave of Covid-19, as healthcare professionals struggle to help the afflicted. This week’s podcast features a Cameroonian double billing. Douala correspondent Cynthia Ngwenyoh speaks to people, including Chief...

Duration:00:28:57