JJ Cornish shares the latest African news that includes Mozambique starting to ship gas to Europe, new peace talks between DRC and Rwanda set to start next Monday, and the plight of jailed British-Egyptian dissident overshadowing COP27 in Egypt. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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JJ Cornish joins the show to give us the latest African news that includes Patrice Lumumba’s ‘remains’ being returned to his family, human rights bodies urging the Commonwealth to hold Rwanda’s feet to the fire at their summit in Kigali, and Kenyan farmers wanting to resume the multi-million dollar daily export of the narcotic khat to Somalia and Somaliland. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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21.06.22 Pt 1 - TikTok and social media influencer Masheane Sefuthi joins as our special guest co-host. How social media savvy is your mom? Is she one step away from being a WhatsApp influencer, or better yet - the next TikTok sensation? JJ Cornish then joins to give us the latest news from Africa.

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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 gives us the latest African news that includes the Seychelles' longest trial coming to an end, British Home Secretary Priti Patel faces a mutiny of her public servants opposed to the agreement she’s signed handing illegal migrants to Rwanda, and Russia is expanding its military clout in Africa - using the shady Wagner mercenary group. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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19.04.22 Pt 1 - Gareth and Bakh’abantu share what they got up to this past Easter weekend. Not to be bleak, but can the politicians not loot KZN relief funds? And later, JJ Cornish joins the team to give us the latest news from around Africa.

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Gabriel Crouse and Leeto Nthoba make a return to The Burning Platform. The team looks at the end of the state of disaster and the effectiveness of lockdown, regulations put in place by Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, and how politicians are treated differently when they commit crimes. Gabriel also shares his thoughts and a first-hand account of his experience in Rwanda.

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07.04.22 Pt 2 - Is the law fair for all? Leeto Nthoba and Gabriel Crouse join Gareth and Phumi to discuss the latest news and politics - including Sibongile Mani’s case and her sentence. Is her punishment too harsh, and what about all the politicians and their crimes?

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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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