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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15.12.20 Pt 1 - Johnny Mathis has the voice of an angel, but the skin of well-salted biltong. Sadiq Khan is now a man in a mask on TV... he's like Batman, but without the cool factor. If Cyril is standing, it's now clear - it's terrible news for our fellow South Africans.

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The Jihadi insurgency in north east Nigeria has executed dozens of farmers, and havoc has ensued as authorities seek to bring peace to the region. Abiy Ahmed, who was lauded as a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, is now struggling to stem the violence in Ethiopia... and is in fact becoming fuel to an already raging fire in the troubled East African country.  Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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01.12.20 Pt 2 - How do South Africans feel about a possible booze ban in December? The first step to recovery is admitting that we have a problem... do we as South Africans have a drinking problem? If you drink instant coffee, should you be considered a social pariah for all of your sins? Cristianne Wendler, Behavioural Interventions Programme Manager at Shout It Now, joins us to talk about the advancements made in AIDS prevention, and to discuss the measures being taken to protect young women at risk of contracting the killer syndrome.

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How is it that the Bushiri family escaped the border control of South Africa, and can we take anything from the activities at Waterkloof military base around their return to Malawi? The violence in Ethiopia has the attention of the UN, can the horn of Africa find a peaceful resolution? Zambia became the first African country to go into sovereign default - what does this mean exactly, and what are the consequences? Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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A US citizen was rescued in Niger by Navy seals, and fortunately it seems there was no violence involved from the insurgents. If you are going to cover elections as a journalist or independent observer, there is an island in Africa which is near paradise and would be a dream getaway while you are at work. The Ivory Coast held its elections and it was the battle of the geriatrics. Could Ethiopia become a hydro-electric power juggernaut over the next few years? Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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03.11.20 Pt 1 - Is it important for all first wives to be good looking from now on? Sean Connery was not a man for small talk, and that's why he's the only Bond that should ever be recognised. Boris Johnson might just be too soft to be Prime Minister. Should one be fired for being a dickhead? Fifth Avenue has a message for the citizenry... vote - don't steal Gucci bags!

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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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20.10.20 Pt 1 - We've all been in that position in life where we need to decide whether or not we should give our underwear to charity... these are the questions that define the fabric of our society. Should there be a standard that determines that genital contact means you can't donate it?

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Is Africa seeing the second coming of colonialism in the form of loans from China? Three African countries including Kenya, Angola and Zambia have a combined debt of $143 billion to the Eastern power, and Kenya seems to be on track to default on payment. The Blue Nile Dam is possibly the biggest African story in 20 years, with the geopolitical ramifications for Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia being considered by the White House and UN Security Council. As Kenya enters a delicate political time, the tragic mall attacks seem to be coming to court within the coming week, and that act of terror may finally be laid to rest. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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