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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

Africa Calling - Ep 21: Mali's rural solar city, Malawi deals with a banana disease, and Gambia cheers on its Scorpions

4/2/2021
This week, Africa Calling podcast brings you feature reports from our correspondents in the Sahel, west and southern Africa. From central Mali, we'll hear how rural villagers are finally getting solar electricity, part of an ambitious new project. In Malawi, we’ll take a look at how farmers are bouncing back after Banana Bunchy Top disease ravaged their crops. And in The Gambia, football fever takes over as the Scorpions make Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for the first time. This week’s...

Duration:00:26:26

Africa Calling - Ep 20: Malawi's prisons are biogas gold, Ghana battles Covid-19, Kenya's insects get a helping hand from farmers

3/19/2021
This week, Africa Calling podcast brings you feature reports from our correspondents in West, East, and southern Africa. From eastern Kenya, we'll hear how farmers are giving insects a helping hand, literally, by pollinating their crops by hand. In Ghana, we’ll take a look at how Covid-19 has been tackled, or not, by the government. And in Malawi, a prison takes innovative way to use prisoner’s poop as energy, avoiding the use of wood for cooking. This week’s podcast features Malawi...

Duration:00:26:24

Africa Calling - Ep 19: International Women's Day Special

3/5/2021
This week, Africa Calling podcast showcases women's stories from the continent, in honor of Women's Day 2021, bringing you feature reports from African female journalists. From the Democratic Republic of Congo, we'll hear about the first female coach of Tout Puissant Mazembe's women's football team, the challenge of reducing maternal deaths in Gambia, trying to break into politics as a Muslim woman in Ghana, and a group of women in Cameroon who were tired of abuse on the job, and decided to...

Duration:00:31:46

Africa Calling - A message from Africa Calling

2/26/2021
Hello Africa Calling podcast listeners-- we're changing the frequency of the podcast to every other week. Our format will change too, with less news and more features from the field! Africa voices, African correspondents. We'll be kicking off our new format next Friday with a themed special for International Women's Day -- five stories from female African correspondents from around the continent. Please tune in to our upcoming podcast, next Friday, 5 March.

Duration:00:01:20

Africa Calling - Ep 18: Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Zanzibari VP suspected Covid death, DRC Chebeya murder investigation, Cameroon vinyl record shops

2/19/2021
The Africa Calling podcast looks at some of the week's top stories from the continent: the latest on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, fear as Tanzania's Zanzibari Vice President Seif Sharif Hamad dies in a suspected case of Covid-19, a new investigation in the Democratic Republic of Congo uncovers responsibility for the murder of renowned Congolese rights activist Floribert Chebeya, and a walk down a musical memory lane in Douala, Cameroon, as we peek into vinyl record stores. This week’s...

Duration:00:35:52

Africa Calling - Ep 17: Mozambique's restive Cabo Delgado, war crimes trial coming to Liberia, AU summit outcomes, Nigeria SIM card chaos, African Covid-19 vaccines

2/12/2021
Africa Calling podcast looks at some of the week's top stories from the continent: the latest on what’s happening in Mozambique’s restive Cabo Delgado region; mixed emotions in Monrovia about a war crimes trial temporarily moving to Liberia; expert analysis on the outcome of the African Union summit; panic over Nigeria’s SIM card registration drive; and examining the Covid-19 vaccine supply situation for the African continent. This week’s podcast features RFI Hausa service journalist Garba...

Duration:00:37:10

Africa Calling - Ep 16: Uganda LRA war crimes, Chad toxic spill, al-Qaeda in Sahel, Covid-19 in Tanzania, Vatican talks in Cameroon, Africa Podcast Festival

2/5/2021
The Africa Calling podcast looks at some of the week's top stories from the continent: reaction to the landmark verdict for a Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army commander; expert analysis on al-Qaeda's expansion beyond the Sahel; villagers in Chad poisoned by a toxic oil spill; Covid-19 in Tanzania; the visit of a top Vatican official to Cameroon and the Anglophone regions; a legal challenge to Uganda’s presidential election results; Zimbabwe’s opposition being thrown in jail again; and news...

Duration:00:45:14

Africa Calling - Ep15: Darfur interethnic violence, Nigeria security shakeup and Gambia groundnuts

1/29/2021
The Africa Calling podcast looks at some of the week's top stories from the continent, including reports from the field. We talk about the ugly legacy left behind in Darfur by Sudan’s deposed President Omar al-Bashir. We examine Liberia’s State of the Nation address, and hear from the Hausa service in Lagos on the promotion of northerners as security chiefs. We also take a look at the latest fight in Bangui, Central African Republic, hear a report on groundnut farming in The Gambia, and find...

Duration:00:33:33

Africa Calling - Ep 14: Midterm review for Liberia’s President George Weah, Uganda's Bobi Wine

1/22/2021
Africa Calling podcast looks at some of the week's top stories from the African continent. This week a special edition on Liberia and half-time for President George Weah’s term in office, reviewing the ex-footballer’s successes and challenges. Is his “pro-poor” agenda working for Liberians and how people are coping with a banknote shortage. Has he scored with road building and free university tuition, or has a defeat in a referendum and senate elections hampered his chances of equalising?...

Duration:00:45:22

Africa Calling - Ep 13: CAR rebels, Covid-19 spikes in Malawi cabinet & Nigeria, DRC's Lumumba anniversary, Kenya Rift Valley eco disaster

1/15/2021
Africa Calling podcast looks at some of the week's top stories from the African continent, including reports from the field. We’re talking about the rebel fighting just outside Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. We look into Covid-19 deaths in Malawi's cabinet with our correspondent, and hear from the Hausa service in Lagos on why coronavirus preventative measures are not being heeded up north. We take a look back on Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba's legacy, 60...

Duration:00:29:53

Africa Calling - Ep 12: Mali and Niger killings, Uganda elections and ICC, DRC ex-MP arrest, Kenya's back-to-school woes, Guinea Bissau arrest warrant fallout

1/8/2021
Africa Calling podcast looks at some of the week's top stories from the African continent, including reports from the field and analysis with regional experts. This week we’re talking about the controversy surrounding the slaughter of villagers in Mali. We look into why 105 people were killed in Niger, and upcoming Uganda elections. Our DRC correspondent speaks about ex-militia leader Roger Lumbala, and why he was arrested in Paris. We also hear from the Kiswahili service on back-to-school...

Duration:00:37:19

Africa Calling - Ep11: CAR & Niger elections, Mali arrests, Sudan troops, northern Nigeria insecurity

1/1/2021
Africa Calling podcast looks at some of the week's top stories from the African continent, including reports from the field and analysis with regional experts. This week we’re talking about what's at stake for the Central African Republic after elections, Nigeriens anxiously awaiting results for their next president, and an update about a spate of high-profile arrests by Mali's military government with our correspondent in Bamako. We also hear from the Hausa service on the security situation...

Duration:00:36:11

Africa Calling - Ep10 Africa Calling Special on Land Rights: Kenya, Liberia, Burkina Faso and Ghana

12/25/2020
For episode 10 of Africa Calling, we're taking a break from this week's news and focusing on land rights across the African continent-- one of the most important issues that figures into every story. Our correspondents traveled far and wide to get the story. Some problems stem from the colonial era, when land was redistributed without consulting the owners. We’ll hear from our correspondent Lenny Ruvaga in Kenya on how people have been made squatters on their own land—and are trying to fight...

Duration:00:30:16

Africa Calling - Ep9: Security in Nigeria, continued fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray, Sudan’s removal from terror list & Zambia’s debt crisis

12/18/2020
Africa Calling podcast looks at some of the week's top stories from the African continent, including reports from the field and analysis with regional experts. This week we’re talking about the security situation in Nigeria, continued fighting in Ethiopia, and Sudan's removal from the US terror list. We also hear from representatives of Western Sahara’s pro-independence movement, about Kenya severing ties with Somalia, a report on Zambia’s debt crisis, the possibility of Francois Compaoré’s...

Duration:00:36:37

Africa Calling - Ep8: Political crisis in DRC, warning about Covid-19 vaccine rollout, extradition of Malawi preacher & free trade zone

12/11/2020
This week we’re talking about the unravelling political crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a sober warning about the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines, and finding out about the expected court hearing of fugitive Shepherd Bushiri, a self-proclaimed Malawian prophet. We also hear analysis of the challenges facing the African free trade deal, a crackdown on the press in Uganda, a controversial new statute in Zimbabwe and a proposal in Nigeria to deal with the threat from the Boko Haram...

Duration:00:36:39

Africa Calling - Ep7: Ghana’s election campaigning, Covid-19 vaccine in Africa, Liberia’s controversial referendum & rogue MPs in Tanzania

12/4/2020
Africa Calling podcast looks at some of the week's top stories from the African continent, including reports from the field and analysis with regional experts. This week we’re talking about the end of election campaigning in Ghana, and finding out about the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines across the African continent. We also hear about a controversial constitutional referendum in Liberia; how opposition MPs in Tanzania have gone rogue, efforts to eliminate HIV-AIDS in São Tomé, rising child...

Duration:00:34:02

Africa Calling - Ep6: Final attack in Tigray, crackdown in Uganda, African governance index, Nigeria insecurity, Burkina Faso elections & Gambia chocolate

11/27/2020
Africa Calling podcast looks at some of the week's top stories from the African continent, including reports from the field and analysis with regional experts. This week we’re talking about the final assault on Mekelle, Ethiopia and how the crackdown on the Uganda opposition is impacting election campaigning. We also hear what the latest Mo Ibrahim governance index reveals about democracy on the African continent; how bandits in Nigeria’s Zamfara State are killing and kidnapping locals, the...

Duration:00:38:38

Africa Calling - Ep5: War in Ethiopia, Uganda unrest, Western Sahara fighting, Kenya constitution changes, Burkina Faso and Ghana elections

11/20/2020
Africa Calling podcast takes a look at the top stories for the week from the African continent, including reports from the field and analysis with regional experts. We’re talking about the war in Ethiopia and fighting in the disputed Western Sahara, how insecurity is affecting Burkina Faso's elections, as well as what possible changes to the constitution mean for Kenya. Our correspondent in Accra, Ghana gives a preview of the upcoming presidential polls next month. Uganda The death toll is...

Duration:00:34:07

Africa Calling - Africa Calling Ep4: Nigeria's social media, Angola & Senegal protests, Cameroon anglophone crisis

11/13/2020
Africa Calling podcast takes a look at the top stories for the week from the African continent, including reports from the field and analysis with regional experts. We’re talking about Nigeria’s anti social media bill, what the African continent would expect from a new US President, protests in Angola and Senegal, as well as what news of a possible Covid-19 vaccine means for Africa. Our correspondent in the Anglophone region of Cameroon speaks to people with mobility issues who have...

Duration:00:33:04

Africa Calling - Africa Calling Ep3: Ethiopia clashes, contentious Cote d'Ivoire & Tanzania elections, Malawi feminists

11/6/2020
Africa Calling podcast takes a look at the top stories for the week from the African continent, including reports from the field and analysis with regional experts. We’re talking about Ethiopian President Abiy Ahmed sending troops to the Tigray region, the contentious Cote d’Ivoire and Tanzania elections, and the French air strike on jihadists in the center of Mali. Our correspondent in Malawi speaks to women protesting against rape and sexual harassment. Reports of heavy fighting in the...

Duration:00:29:55