Ranjeni Munusamy joins the team to talk about the ongoing battle between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and SARS. Then the Jesuit Institute’s Russell Pollitt gives a local perspective on the issue of child abuse in the Catholic Church.

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The team interviews Richard Sipe, sociologist and ex-priest who authored the ground-breaking research that between 6-9% of priests have sex with children. He explains to us how this has gone on for centuries, how celibacy could be the problem and what the church needs to do if it has any chance of reform.

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The team speaks about the human rights violations surrounding the Ugandan Presidential elections, gets the latest on American elections and discusses how we can hold our leaders accountable through open data and fact checking.

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With South Sudan still divided, the team speaks to rebel leader and former Vice President Riek Machar about his hopes for the young nation. Then, the journalist who uncovered a network of secret US military bases in Africa tells more.

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Police brutality and protests in Ethiopia, find out what’s going on. Five years since the Arab Spring, the team looks at looks at how Egypt is doing. Finally, is a racist system poisoning the black residents of Flint, Michigan?

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The team talks to Simon Allison about potential Presidential third terms for Rwanda’s Paul Kagame and Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza before going deeper into the violence in Burundi and the terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso.They then talk to Ranjeni Munusamy about the DA’s race politics and former President Thabo Mbeki’s attempts to re-write his legacy.

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Greg Nicolson and Kingsley Kipury detail the stories to watch in 2016. They dig into local municipal and the American Presidential elections, before asking what on Earth is going on with the global economy and finally handpicking key news stories from around the continent.

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2016 has kick started with a racial spat on social media, with the likes of #PennySparrow and #ChrisHart. Jonathan Sinclair and Ruby Chikwiri ease you into the news cycle for 2016, looking at these and other issues. They also bring you Donald Trump’s TV ad that might just shock you, as well as a viral video, #DearDaddy, that is making men think twice before they speak.

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