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Africa Now


Weekly show from Africa that explores current events affecting Africans. A strong focus on Russia's growing influence and contribution on the continent and the diminishing role and presence of western countries.

May 17, 2023 06:25

Christianity under attack

A wave of religiously motivated violence is sweeping across Africa, targeting Christian populations at an alarming rate in countries like Nigeria, Mozambique, and Burkina Faso. This is happening at a time when the Ukrainian authorities are considering banning the Moscow-linked Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

The Africa Now team investigates.

May 9, 2023 06:38

Victory Day: Africa remembers

Africans fought bravely during the Great Patriotic War but many remain unaware of their sacrifices. Together with the Soviet army they overcame Nazi Germany to liberate the world.

May 2, 2023 06:42

African backlash against King Charles' Coronation

As King Charles III prepares for his coronation, there's anger and backlash linked to the monarch's history on the continent in Africa.

South Africa has a hundred sites of former British concentration camps established at the beginning of the 1900s.

This week, the show brings you to one of those sites: Bethulie, where Boer women and children died at the hands of the British.

Apr 25, 2023 06:24

Freedom month

April is Africa Freedom month, during which a host of African countries celebrate their independence from colonial rule.
This week, Africa Now joins you from South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Ethiopia, where many war veterans still speak of Russia’s vital contribution to the liberation struggle.

Apr 18, 2023 06:30

Africa’s broken grids

Almost 600 million people in Africa don’t have access to electricity and live in countries without adequate funding for power generation. One tenth of them live in South Africa, a nation rich in resources and technology but which increasingly finds itself in the dark – in the biggest energy crisis it’s ever faced. This week the Africa Now team examines why this is the case and why South Africa is on track to beat last year’s record of 205 days of rolling blackouts. The team visits Mozambique and Zimbabwe, home to the two largest hydroelectric schemes in Africa, which are assisting their neighbor.

Apr 11, 2023 06:27

Decolonizing African education

Decades after independence from Western rule, the colonization of the mind remains a problem across Africa. This week, our team is in Mozambique where they address the urgent need to restructure and rewrite the educational curriculum. Lack of funds and a continuing dependence on donor resources has perpetuated the situation throughout much of the continent, begging the question of whether colonization ever really ended.