Sinopsis

A podcast about African affairs, politics, culture and economy, brought to you by African Arguments and hosted by Peter Dörrie and Desné Masie.

Episodios

  • Were the Local Elections in South Africa the Beginning of the End of the ANC?

    Were the Local Elections in South Africa the Beginning of the End of the ANC?

    08/08/2016 Duración: 45min

    Not least due to the underwhelming performance and controversial behavior of President Jacob Zuma, the ANC has experienced a historic defeat in last week's local elections. Together with Nick Branson and Nompumelelo Runji, we discuss the details of the outcome, analyse winners, losers and surprises and ask how the venerable could come back from this setback, if indeed it can.

  • Africa and the Panama Papers with Nicholas Shaxson

    Africa and the Panama Papers with Nicholas Shaxson

    26/07/2016 Duración: 38min

    The Panama Papers have laid bare the extend of illicit financial flows and the impact of tax havens on the world. But how are these revelations connected to the African continent? Host Desné Masie discusses with journalist Nicholas Shaxson, author of "Treasure Islands".

  • No, President dos Santos will not step down in Angola just yet

    No, President dos Santos will not step down in Angola just yet

    15/03/2016 Duración: 43min

    Only hours after President dos Santos declared his intention to step down in 2018, we sat down with Angolan journalist/activist Rafael Marques de Morais and journalist/scholar Justin Pearce to discuss Angola's current situation.

  • Boom and Bust

    Boom and Bust

    09/02/2016 Duración: 48min

    Mansour Sy and Lorenzo Fioramonti join us to share quite different, but equally interesting visions on how to approach the issue of radically falling prices for commodities that has thrown many African economies into disarray. Find the shownotes on www.africanarguments.org/podcast

  • AAP#9: Gloomy Outlook for South Africa

    AAP#9: Gloomy Outlook for South Africa

    26/01/2016 Duración: 33min

    We are joined by Martin Plaut and Gushwell Brooks to discuss the deplorable state of South African politics.   Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher Follow us and our guests: Desné Masie (co-host): Twitter Peter Dörrie (co-host/producer): Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Martin Plaut (guest): Twitter Gushwell Brooks (guest): Twitter African Arguments: Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Notes William Kentridge "Notes Towards a Model Opera" exhibition at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg Justice Malala - We have now begun our descent: How to Stop South Africa losing its way "West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song" exhibition at the British Library in London JT Rappé Thanks for listening! We are grateful to African Arguments and the Royal African Society for supporting the podcast. If you would like to support us, have a suggestion for a topic we should cover or a guest we should invite, please get in touch! There are links to the social media profiles of our hosts above, or drop us a line at africanargumentspo

  • AAP#8: Elections in Uganda

    AAP#8: Elections in Uganda

    12/01/2016 Duración: 39min

    Ugandan Journalist Rosebell Kagumire and Crisis Group analyst Magnus Taylor join us to discuss Uganda's upcoming elections. PLAYER Download: MP3 Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher Follow us and our guests: Desné Masie (co-host): Twitter Peter Dörrie (co-host/producer): Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Rosebell Kagumire (guest): Twitter Magnus Taylor (guest): Twitter African Arguments: Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Notes IOL -  Sparrow and Hart: ‘Racists should leave SA’ BBC 4 - The Boat Children Reports by Raymond Mujuni on YouTube International Crisis Group -Burkina Faso: Transition, Act II Mail & Guardian Africa Articles by Christine Mungai Thanks for listening! We are grateful to African Arguments and the Royal African Society for supporting the podcast. If you would like to support us, have a suggestion for a topic we should cover or a guest we should invite, please get in touch! There are links to the social media profiles of our hosts above, or drop us a line at africanargumentspodcast

  • That was Africas 2015

    That was Africa's 2015

    22/12/2015 Duración: 38min

    We are joined by Richard Dowden, Director of the Royal African Society and and Yinka Adegoke, the editor of Quartz Africa, to discuss the big trends of Africa's 2015.   Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher Follow us and our guests: Desné Masie (co-host): Twitter Peter Dörrie (co-host/producer): Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Yinka Adegoke (guest): Twitter Richard Dowden (guest): Twitter African Arguments: Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Notes Recommendations Defining the Narrative - group exhibition at the Gallery Momo in Cape Town Boris Lojkine's "Hope" at the IMDB Moussa Touré's "La Prigoue" at the IMDB and Amazon "Fortunes of Africa: A 5,000 Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavour" by Martin Meredith "Im Schatten des Baobab: Tic Toc Tausendbein und andere Geschichten aus Burkina Faso" by Anne Wenkel Main discussion "Winner Take All: China's Race For Resources and What It Means For Us" by Dambisa Moyo The strange case of 77 blue-collar Chinese migrants that Kenya is calling “cyber-hackers”

  • AAP#6: Elections in West Africa with Cynthia Ohayon and Kamissa Camara

    AAP#6: Elections in West Africa with Cynthia Ohayon and Kamissa Camara

    08/12/2015 Duración: 41min

    West Africa experts Cynthia Ohayon and Kamissa Camara join us to talk about the outcome of this year's elections in West Africa and their national and regional implications. Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher Follow us and our guests: Desné Masie (co-host): Twitter Peter Dörrie (co-host/producer): Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Cynthia Ohayon (guest): Twitter Kamissa Camara (guest): Twitter African Arguments: Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Notes Recommendations We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Every 16-year-old in Sweden will get a copy of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s feminist manifesto The original Ted-Talk South African Institute of International Affairs The International Crisis Group's West Africa publications National Endowment for Democracy Africa page Agenda Black Georgians - The Shock of the Familiar Sekouba Konaté pleads guilty to smuggling $64,000 into the US Thanks for listening! We are grateful to African Arguments and the Royal African Society for supporting

  • AAP#5: China in Africa with Deborah Brautigam

    AAP#5: China in Africa with Deborah Brautigam

    26/11/2015 Duración: 36min

    We are joined by Deborah Brautigam, author of "Will Africa feed China" and "The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa" to talk about Chinese-African relations and misconceptions of China's role on the African continent. Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher Follow us and our guests: Desné Masie (co-host): Twitter Peter Dörrie (co-host/producer): Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Deborah Brautigam (guest): Twitter | Blog African Arguments: Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Notes Recommendations Desne's review of "The Book of Memory" by Petinah Gappah The Book of Memory on Amazon The Royal African Society's "Whats_on Africa" Graeme Wood: What ISIS really wants Kongo: Power and Majesty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Chris Blattman's blog post on the exhebition China in Africa 2005 BBC article on dynamite factory explosion in Zambia Eckart Woertz: "Oil for Food: The Global Food Crisis and the Middle East" Agenda Africities 2015 Summit 7th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Deborah's ta

  • AAP#4: Economic Statistics in Africa with Morten Jerven

    AAP#4: Economic Statistics in Africa with Morten Jerven

    13/11/2015 Duración: 38min

    We talk with Morten Jerven, author of "Poor Numbers" and "Africa: Why Economists get it Wrong" about the quality of economic statistics in Africa and why it matters. Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher Follow us and our guests: Desné Masie (co-host): Twitter Peter Dörrie (co-host/producer): Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Morten Jerven (guest): Twitter | Homepage African Arguments: Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Notes Recommendations: Infographics on the MTN fine Coverage of the MTN fine by IOL.co.za New Frontiers in African Economic History Workshop African Economic History Network Free Textbook on the History of African Development Beasts of no Nation on Netflix Economic Statistics in Africa "Rwanda accused of manipulating poverty statistics" by F24 Filip Reyntjens' article on the issue on African Arguments "Africa's middle class is dramatically smaller than we think" by Quartz Transcript of Thomas Picketty's Mandela Annual Lecture 2015 Ease of Doing Business Rankings Agenda African Studi

  • AAP#3: Nigeria and the Buhari Administration with James Schneider and Lagun Akinloye

    AAP#3: Nigeria and the Buhari Administration with James Schneider and Lagun Akinloye

    30/10/2015 Duración: 50min

    Five months after taking office, President Buhari has finally named his cabinet. Journalist James Schneider and analyst Lagun Akinloye join us to discuss why it took so long, explain the ramifications and debate if Buhari's anti-corruption drive means anything in the long term. Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher Follow us and our guests: Desné Masie (co-host): Twitter Peter Dörrie (co-host/producer): Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Lagun Akinloye (political analyst on Nigeria and the head of Public Relations for the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK): Twitter James Schneider (senior correspondent at the New African Magazine): Twitter African Arguments: Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Notes Recommendations: The website of the Economic Freedom Fighters China in Africa Podcast on iTunes China in Africa Podcast episode with James Schneider China-Africa Reporting Project AKÉ Arts & Book Festival The Drone Papers and Target Africa Nigeria and the Buhari Administration Buhari's first 21 a

  • AAP#2: The Conversation and Journalism in Africa with Jabulani Sikhakhane

    AAP#2: The Conversation and Journalism in Africa with Jabulani Sikhakhane

    16/10/2015 Duración: 33min

    We talk with Jabulani Sikhakhane, deputy editor of The Conversation Africa about his publication's special approach to journalism and the state of the fourth estate across the continent. Subscribe: RSS | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher Follow us and our guests: Desné Masie (co-host): Twitter Peter Dörrie (co-host/producer): Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Jabulani Sikhakhane (guest, deputy editor of The Conversation Africa): Twitter | The Conversation Africa African Arguments: Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Notes Recommendations: Zambian Economist Chola Mukanga on Twitter Zambia is downgraded again! Closing the research gap between Africa and the rest of the world Future (im)perfect? Mapping conflict, violence and extremism in Africa The Conversation Africa 10 ways the The Conversation is different The Conversation France The Conversation Republishing Guidelines Contribute to The Conversation Agenda Red Media Summit Livestream Chude Jideonwo on Twitter StateCraft Binyavanga Wainaina on Twitter James Schne

  • AAP#1: Electoral Politics in the DR Congo with Jason Stearns

    AAP#1: Electoral Politics in the DR Congo with Jason Stearns

    02/10/2015 Duración: 40min

    Jason Stearns joins us to talk about electoral politics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We get into President Joseph Kabila's strategy for political (and physical) survival, China's role in Congolese politics and Moise Katumbi, Kabila's heir apparent. Subscribe: RSS | Soundcloud | iTunes (coming soon!) Follow us and our guests: Desné Masie (co-host): Twitter Peter Dörrie (co-host/producer): Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Jason Stearns (guest, expert on politics and security in the DR Congo): Twitter | Blog African Arguments/Royal African Society: Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Notes Dancing in the Glory of Monsters - Jason's fantastic book on the Congo conflicts How will the oil price collapse affect the Africa Rising story? by Desné Masie on African Arguments Africa's oil boom goes bust by Luke Patey on African Arguments Mathematiques Congolaises by Jean Bofane Congo Kitoko - Exhibition in Paris on Congolese modern art Daniel Eizenga's Burkina Faso updates on the Sahel Blog Congo’s Katanga Governor

  • AAP 000: Discussing African Arguments with James Wan

    AAP 000: Discussing African Arguments with James Wan

    29/09/2015 Duración: 28min

    This is a teaser episode for the upcoming African Arguments Podcast with special guest James Wan, editor-in-chief of African Arguments. We discuss African Argument's publishing strategy, James' experiences from his first weeks on the job and how the podcast fits into all of this. Subscribe: RSS Follow us and our guests: Desné Masie (co-host): Twitter Peter Dörrie (co-host/producer): Twitter | Facebook | Homepage James Wan (editor, African Arguments): Twitter African Arguments/Royal African Society: Twitter | Facebook | Homepage Notes Quartz: Lessons from Thomas Piketty for South Africa, one of the most unequal countries in the world African Arguments: The Old Guard vs. The People, Round 2 African Arguments: After the coup in Burkina Faso: unity, justice, and dismantling the Compaoré system Joe Penny's Twitter profile African Arguments Royal African Society Making Sense of the Sudans The Nigeria Forum The Central Africa Forum African Journalism Fund Articles by Morten Jerven on African Arguments Books on

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