Africa Calling

Ep8: Political crisis in DRC, warning about Covid-19 vaccine rollout, extradition of Malawi preacher & free trade zone

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Africa Calling
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This week we’re talking about the unravelling political crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a sober warning about the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines, and finding out about the expected court hearing of fugitive Shepherd Bushiri, a self-proclaimed Malawian prophet. We also hear analysis of the challenges facing the African free trade deal, a crackdown on the press in Uganda, a controversial new statute in Zimbabwe and a proposal in Nigeria to deal with the threat from the Boko Haram group.


This week’s podcast features political actors in the DRC speaking to RFI Afrique correspondents Pascal Mulegwa and Kamanda wa Kamanda; Shabir Madhi, a vaccine expert at University of the Witwatersrand; Lilongwe correspondent Winston Mwale; Kouassi Yeboua and Requier Wait, trade and economics specialists at the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria; Uganda journalist Moses Bwayo; Zimbabwe correspondent Ryan Truscott; and Bashir Ibrahim Idriss, editor of RFI Hausa service in Lagos.

Music in this episode from Hallelujah Chicken Run Band as selected by Alison Hird.

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Africa Calling is a podcast from Radio France Internationale. Editor and host: Laura-Angela Bagnetto, producer: Daniel Finnan, recording and editing by Yann Bordelas and Cecile Pompeani.

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