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There is a lot of excellent writing about Africa out there, but it drowns in a sea of mediocre pieces, written by people with little grasp of the continent's realities. This podcast features and lets you discover outstanding articles, analysis, reports and op-eds about African issues.

There is a lot of excellent writing about Africa out there, but it drowns in a sea of mediocre pieces, written by people with little grasp of the continent's realities. This podcast features and lets you discover outstanding articles, analysis, reports and op-eds about African issues.
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There is a lot of excellent writing about Africa out there, but it drowns in a sea of mediocre pieces, written by people with little grasp of the continent's realities. This podcast features and lets you discover outstanding articles, analysis, reports and op-eds about African issues.

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English


Episodes

RTTS#10: The "China's troubles are Africa's troubles" Edition

8/21/2015
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Abu and Peter discuss the growing interdependence between Africa and China in the light of China's recent currency devaluation. Also on the menu: Increasing presence of Chinese media in African markets and Chinese light switches in Kenyan apartments. Subscribe to us: RSS | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher Articles about this week's discussion "China’s Currency Move Rattles African Economies" by Patrick Mcgroarty and Matina Stevis Interview with Oliver White of Fathom Consulting "Photos:...

Duration: 00:07:09


RTTS#9: The "Burkina Faso makes us depressed" Edition

8/14/2015
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Peter talks about his recent visit to Burkina Faso and why he is pessimistic about the possibility for change after last year's revolution. Listen from minute 17, if you want to skip the part where we discuss Burkina Faso's history since independence. Subscribe to us: RSS | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher This week's discussion Why Obama doesn’t understand the lust for power of our African leaders by Patience Akumu From strong men to strong institutions: An assessment of Africa’s transition...

Duration: 00:14:00


RTTS#8: The "Third Term's not a Charm" Edition

7/31/2015
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Abu and Peter go on a bit of a rant against third terms for heads of state in general and in Africa in particular. Exhibits A and B: DR Congo and Rwanda. Our picks this week Peter "Joseph Kabila Forever" by Ken Roth and Ida Sawyer in Foreign Policy Ken Roth on Twitter Ida Sawyer on Twitter Abu "Paul Kagame hints at seeking third term as Rwandan president" by David Smith in The Guardian David Smith on Twitter Other articles worth your time Hack exposes state spies Condé pushes for new mine...

Duration: 00:08:02


RTTS#6: The Bankers and Terrorists Edition

7/9/2015
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RTTS#6: The Bankers and Terrorists Edition Peter Dörrie and Abu-Bakarr Jalloh discuss the weird strategies of Nigeria's Central Bank Governor and rising levels of insecurity in both east and west Africa. Our picks this week "CBN vs The Economist" by Feyi Fawehinmi The author on Twitter "Nigeria's currency: Toothpick alert" by The Economist "Dairy Farming in Nigeria: Uncowed" by The Economist "Border wall will not stop Shabaab terror attacks" by Alwin Okelo Abok "Buhari and his ministers"...

Duration: 00:07:19


RTTS#5: the "it's a family affair" edition

7/2/2015
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Introducing Return to the Source's new co-host Abu-Bakarr Jalloh, we cover and discuss two excellent articles about the situation of Journalists in Burundi and how powerful families dominate Uganda's politics. Our picks this week "As Burundi goes to the polls, journalism is a high-risk job" by Désiré Nimubona The author on Twitter Other good recent articles on Burundi: Burundi’s President is Heading for a Pyrrhic Victory Words are weapons as Burundi heads to the polls Burundi Votes, and...

Duration: 00:06:27


RTTS#4: the "let's reintegrate Boko Haram" edition

6/26/2015
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In this week's Return to the Source I feature three excellent articles on reintegrating Boko Haram, the civil war in South Sudan and presidential term limits in central Africa. "Reintegrating Boko Haram" by Tarila Marclint Ebiede "Amnesty and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration for Boko Haram? by Tarila Marclint Ebiede "Term limits in central Africa: utility or artifact?" by Christoph Vogel "As South Sudan Crisis Worsens, ‘There Is No More Country’" by Marc Santora "Blessed rain...

Duration: 00:05:55


RTTS#3: the "why live in Senegal if you can die on your way to Europe" edit

6/19/2015
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Articles featured this week: "Allure of Wealth Drives Deadly Trek: Young Men in Senegal Join Migrant Wave Despite Growing Prosperity at Home", "How the Inga Dams Are Holding the Congo's Energy Future Hostage" and "Is the International Criminal Court really targeting black men?" RTTS #3 "Young Men in Senegal Join Migrant Wave Despite Growing Prosperity at Home" by Drew Hinshaw Migration is the most effective development intervention on the planet, part XXVIby Chris Blattman Desperate for a...

Duration: 00:03:23


RTTS#2 - the "they sure read Orwell in Eritrea" edition

6/11/2015
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This week I cover the "Report of the commission of inquiry on human rights in Eritrea" and two excellent articles on South Sudan and Nigeria. "Report of the commission of inquiry on human rights in Eritrea" byMike Smith,Victor Dankwa andSheila B. Keetharuth Short (28 pages) advance edited version Long (484 pages) and detailed version Additional reporting by Al Jazeera Mail&Guardian The Guardian "South Sudan and the chronic failure of a ruling elite" byMawan Muortat "Nigeria’s new political...

Duration: 00:11:37


RTTS#1 - The first Edition

6/8/2015
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Welcome to the first edition of the Return to the Source Podcast with Peter Dörrie.This show will feature and discuss a collection of excellent writing about Africa on the politics, culture and society of the continent and will be published on a weekly basis. This is what is in store for you this week: "It’s time to treat commodity-backed loans to African countries the same way we treat equity" byGrieve Chelwa "As Ethiopia votes, human rights are not the real story" bySimon Allison "Kaka...

Duration: 00:11:44