Pie-Pacifique was 13 when the war in Rwanda started, and he lived through the terror of the ensuing genocide. His experience of it, and the story of how his life fell apart and was rebuilt from nothing is inspiring and extraordinary. He sat down with Gareth to explore just a few of the unbelievable and terrifying things he has been through - from refugee, to car guard, to university graduate, to businessman.

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JJ Cornish joins us to share the latest African news that includes former Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaoré being jailed for life for the killing of Africa’s Che Guevara, ‘Hotel Rwanda man’ Paul Rusesabagina’s jail sentence for terrorism, and West Africa faces its worst food shortage in a decade. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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07.04.22 Pt 1 - The team talks about a number of topics - from the petrol price increase, to basic income grants, land redistribution, and what that truly entails. JJ Cornish joins to give us the latest African news.

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25.03.22 Pt 2 - Unam and Ungowakho Madolo are sisters and authors - and both under the age of 15. The pair joins the show to talk about their books and to share an emotional message to their parents. Leigh-Ann shares the 2022 list of the safest countries to visit In Africa.

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JJ Cornish is back to give us the latest news of what is happening around the African continent, but the news is all - not surprisingly - actually about the Russia and Ukraine situation. Why are African students being blocked from leaving Ukraine? Can Russia compete with China for Africa? And France's military in Mali has been replaced... by Russians. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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MKT tells us why UEFA and FIFA are not built to administrate in the world of 2021 football. Is the farce of Brazil and Argentina's cancelled game a threat to the efficacy of Afcon 2021? The Dutch GP has just entered the bucket-list for the MKT team... find out why. Is the George Russell move to Mercedes a disaster for anyone who doesn't need to hear about a Brit 1-2 at Silverstone next year? Italian loafers are attractive to accountants... who knew!

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This week Botswana is under the spotlight, as JJ Cornish reveals it as the largest diamond producer, the richest per capita African nation, and he explains how the government takes criticism. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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08.07.21 Pt 1 - It’s Phumi’s birthday, but that thunder might be stolen as the team talks about Jacob Zuma turning himself in. You can tell that Mbulelo has lived a life with all his travel stories! Then JJ Cornish gives us an update of what is happening in Africa.

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There’s arguably never been a more important time to look at energy in Africa. In this edition of The Burning Platform, the team speaks to an expert on this matter. NJ Ayuk has spent two decades negotiating African oil and gas deals, and now has a grasp of the continent's energy landscape that few can match. He shares why Africa's fledgling natural gas industry can become an international powerhouse, how the continent can improve its notoriously unreliable, economy-sapping power industry, why American energy companies should stop curtailing their investments in Africa, and why the continent's energy industry needs more women. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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JJ Cornish sheds light on how DRC President Felix Tshisikedi is engaged in mediation over the Nile Dam. Better weather opens floodgates for African migrants into Europe... more than a thousand landed in Italy on Sunday. Dogged by COVID and security concerns, Ethiopia might have to postpone elections yet again. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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