In this episode we take a look at Somaliland, a self-declared sovereign state in the Horn of Africa. JJ Cornish shares the history of the country and some of the issues that it faces. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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In this episode, JJ Cornish informs us about what’s currently happening in Africa. He starts off by talking about two small countries, Somaliland and Taiwan, that have decided to become friends with each other... and why China and Somalia are highly upset about it. Find out why the Eastern and Western DRC are so different, plus JJ shares his thoughts about Twitter having its headquarters in Ghana. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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How much do you know about The Gambia? It's one of Africa’s smallest countries and was carved out of the middle of Senegal… how and when did this happen? It's the end of Gambian former justice minister Fatou Bensouda’s term as Chiefdoms Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. What legacy does she leave? Who is replacing her and what does it mean for the court? And what do marbles have to do with Gambian politics? Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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Whether in the news, what you see happening in parliament or even in your ward at home, do you trust those who are "called to lead"? Gareth Cliff gets into that conversation with political analyst KF Malindi Jr, the Democratic Alliance's Mbali Ntuli and comedian Chris Forrest. Then, journalist, satirist and YouTube host Adeola Fayehun chats to Gareth about the complex and often hilarious work that goes into commenting on African politics.

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It’s one thing being locked down for a virus... but imagine being locked up by Al-Qaeda for six years while travelling through Africa? Gareth Cliff speaks to Al-Qaeda hostage survivor, Stephen McGown.

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This week JJ Cornish shares insights on the citizens of Tunisia, who are on the streets protesting the bullying of a shepherd who let his flock stray too close to a government building. Find out how Tunisians punch above their weight diplomatically, dining out on their identity as Africans, Arabs and Mediterraneans. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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As world leaders and global organisations wrestle with the geopolitics and economic strategy for Covid-19, Africa is now entering its 'second wave'. Is the continent ready to deal with what’s to come, and can lessons be learned from Tanzania’s approach? In the DRC, which continues to function amid all its tribal and militant tensions bubbling close to the surface, Laurent Kabila's real killer may have been found. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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What drives entrepreneurship? Often, the perception is that you cannot build a world class business unless you live in places like Silicon Valley or Stockholm; but after settling in South Africa in 2005, Thomas Pays became a serial entrepreneur, and created Ozow in the process. His latest brainchild aligns the unique African business landscape with global commerce needs, and aims to dismantle barriers between the two - before they even come up. It has been said that the art of business is helping people, and Ozow does just that. Made in France, perfected in Africa: Thomas Pays, CEO of Ozow Pays. Brought to you by Ozow.

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As Guinea's citizens go to the polls, the international community looks on as Alpha Conde pushes for a worrisome constitution-altering third term. The ICC's Prosecution delegation arrived in Darfur this week to seek the extradition and prosecution of a man who has overseen one of the bloodiest regimes in recent history. The conflict in Libya has been escalated to courts in Geneva - the question now is, will peace be given a chance? Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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Sudan has been removed from the terrorist list by the United States of America, meaning the country can see itself into the global economy and remove the shackles of al-Bashir's ill-fated regime. The WHO is extending a courtesy to African remedies pertaining to Covid-19 health, but that will come with strict protocols. Mozambique is under Jihadi insurgency, and there isn't a pretty end in sight for its citizens. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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