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Voices of the Middle East and North Africa is a weekly program hosted by Malihe Razazan and Mira Nabulsi. It explores the richly diverse and fascinating world of culture and politics of the Middle East and North Africa through a complex web of class, gender, ethnic, religious and regional differences. Voices of the Middle East and North Africa airs on KPFA radio, 94.1 FM, in Berkeley, CA. Online on kpfa.org or on Apple Podcasts.
 
The richly diverse and fascinating world of culture and politics of the Middle East and North Africa, exploring the complex web of class, gender, ethnic, religious and regional differences which separate and distinguish the ways of life and political and ideological perspectives of people in that part of the world. Co-hosted by Malihe and Mira.
 
A new podcast from The New Arab, a leading English-language website based in London covering the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, and Arab and Muslim affairs around the world, bringing you news, culture, and lifestyle from these regions and beyond. Mirroring our diverse coverage, the podcast combines storytelling and news analysis to bring our listeners something familiar yet new. Visit our website for more quality journalism: thenewarab.co.uk
 
Maghrib in Past & Present | Podcasts is a forum in which artists, writers, and scholars from North Africa, the United States, and beyond can present their ongoing and innovative research on and cultural activities in the Maghrib. The podcasts are based on lectures or performances before live audiences across the Maghrib. Aiming to project the scientific and cultural dynamism of research in and on North Africa into the classroom, we too hope to reach a wider audience across the globe.
 
The China Africa Project is a multimedia resource dedicated to exploring every aspect of China’s growing engagement with Africa. Through a combination of original content and curation of third-party material from across the Internet, the CAP’s objective is purely informational. None of the blog’s authors or producers have any vested interest in any Chinese or African position.
 
Babel will take you beyond the headlines to discuss what’s really happening in the Middle East and North Africa. It features regional experts who explain what’s going on, provide context on pivotal developments, and highlight trends you may have missed. Jon Alterman, senior vice president, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts the podcast along with his colleagues from ...
 
Dr. James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, co-director of the University of Würzburg’s Institute for Fan Culture, and co-host of the New Books in Middle Eastern Studies podcast. James is the author of The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer blog, a book with the same title as well as Comparative Political Transitions between Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa, co-authored with Dr. Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario and Shifting Sand ...
 
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BULAQ | بولاق

Ursula Lindsey and M Lynx Qualey

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BULAQ is a podcast about contemporary writing from and about the Middle East and North Africa. We talk about books written in Aleppo, Cairo, Marrakech and beyond. We look at the Arab region through the lens of literature, and we look at literature -- what it does, why it matters, how it relates to society and history and politics -- from the point of view of this part of the world. BULAQ is hosted by Ursula Lindsey and M Lynx Qualey and co-produced by Sowt.
 
Each week Andrew Parasiliti, president of the award-winning news site Al-Monitor, and Amberin Zaman, Al-Monitor’s Senior Correspondent, interview newsmakers, journalists and thought leaders from the US and Middle East about the latest news and trends in the region. Andrew has been writing about, and traveling in, the Middle East for over three decades, meeting and interviewing the region’s top political and civil society leaders. Since obtaining his PH.D from Johns Hopkins University, he has ...
 
Established in September 2018, the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies draws together staff and students from across King’s College London working on the Middle East and North Africa. Based in a dozen departments, its over 30 faculty members produce world-class research on every country in the region. They are routinely asked by policy makers, civil society groups and media outlets both in the UK and elsewhere to provide expert analysis on events and developments in this important part of th ...
 
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Center for Strategic and International Studies

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The Africa Program and the Middle East Program analyze broad political, economic, and security trends in Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa, respectively. The Global Health Policy Center, the Human Rights Initiative, the Prosperity and Development Project, and the Global Food Security Program each conduct work on Africa through the lens of their respective thematic areas. Find the latest research from our scholars and CSIS events on this region below.
 
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Africa and the Global Illicit Economy

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Africa and the Global Illicit Economy

Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

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Africa and the Global Illicit Economy brings you stories and investigations based on the extensive research networks at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. We'll be looking at corruption, illicit financial flows, gangs, the role of foreign corporations, the political economy of crime, and the enabling environment that has made Africa vulnerable to the growth of organized crime. Drawing on the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime's civil society obs ...
 
On “Reading the Middle East with Gilles Kepel,” the latest Al-Monitor podcast, renowned French scholar Gilles Kepel interviews the ground-breaking authors and thought leaders who are both shaping and explaining the complex trends in the Middle East and Islamic world. Kepel, one of Europe's leading experts on Islamism, the Middle East and North Africa, is a professor at the Institute of Political Studies, Paris (Sciences Po). His numerous books — which include "Jihad: The Trail of Political I ...
 
The Fire in Little Africa podcast is a deep dive into the #EverythingIsUs culture that is Tulsa hip-hop. In this weekly podcast presented by Woody Guthrie Center and Bob Dylan Center®, hosts Ali Shaw and Doc Free sit down with Fire in Little Africa artists, Tulsa community leaders and national voices for conversations on music and culture.
 
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The Middle East Program heads CSIS’s work on the region, which analyzes a wide range of political, security, and socioeconomic issues related to the Middle East and North Africa, with special attention to the ways that changes in the Middle East and North Africa have effects beyond the region. Subscribe
 
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Bi-Polar Girl Productions

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Bi-Polar Girl Productions presents: Bi-Polar Girl – A US based global show listened to in 76 countries and growing! Listeners are from Africa, North & South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia! Bi-Polar Girl’s mission is to help eliminate the stigma of managing and living with a mental illness! Let’s create community! Let’s be your community! Let’s thrive and cry together! Come listen to Rebecca and Stephen tell their story and interview friends along the way!
 
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Venetia Rainey

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feMENA is a fortnightly feminist podcast looking at women's rights in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Hosted by journalist Venetia Rainey, the show will look at issues such as political participation, marginalised communities, sexist laws and sexual health. Providing first-person stories and in-depth analysis - exclusively from women in the region - this is a platform to amplify female voices and experiences not normally heard in mainstream media.
 
Welcome to Journey With Mpho! Mpho is a South African podcaster currently based in Hawaii, USA. She is a certified White Light and Karuna Reiki practitioner who utilizes this certification to embody spiritual alchemy in her work as a conscious content creator and ancestral wisdom carrier. As a cultural bridge between Africa and North America, she utilizes this show as a means to connect the two worlds she lives in. She considers herself a passioned mental health advocate hence, this podcast ...
 
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A podcast series analysing events in the Middle East and North Africa. The main contributor to the programme is Dr Harry Hagopian - an international lawyer and political commentator who's a consultant on the region to the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales. Dr Hagopian is also a consultant to the Middle East Council of Churches. A main focus of the programme is an examination of the Christian realities in the region.
 
Can we as humans and other living beings learn to live together, in difference? Can we create a future that actually has a future? Join Sophie Krier and Erik Wong in their search for alternative perspectives, for radical imaginations, for a world in which many worlds can thrive. A search for something that is already present: the pluriverse is all around us. Wong and Krier have adopted a perspective put forward by Arturo Escobar in his book Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical Interdependence ...
 
A cultural and political history of the Middle East and North Africa, from the ancient centuries of Caesar and Cleopatra in Alexandria (Egypt) to the empires of the medieval and early modern worlds (Umayyads, Abbasids, Ottomans, Safavids) to the transition from empires to nations and the politics of the 2000s. Biographies, book reviews, readings of newspaper articles and op-eds, interviews. Twitter: @profaliakhtar
 
The MENAbytes Drop is a weekly podcast that showcases the latest VC, TECH and STARTUP news in the Middle East and North Africa region. Hosted by Reem, the podcast features weekly exclusive reports, the occasional heavy-hitting guest and of course, the latest news in the MENA startup universe. The podcast is a reflection of the MENAbytes publication, which is the leading online startup news outlet from the Middle East & North Africa in terms of social media reach and engagement. The MENAbytes ...
 
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In this episode Doc and Ali sit down with the legendary Oilhouse hip-hop collective (1st Verse, Surron the 7th, Pade, Doc Free) about their song which is our newest single ‘North Tulsa Got Something To Say’ Subscribe and leave us a review on Apple to support the podcast! To learn more about Fire In Little Africa: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Yo…
 
Several North Korean statues and other works of art are scattered across the African continent, a persistent presence that demonstrates North Korean influence in the region. While these works are often narrowly interpreted by the outside world as illicit revenue streams for Pyongyang, researcher OneJoon Che says North Korean art and sculptures cann…
 
Huawei's success in Africa is undeniable. It's built large swathes of the continent's telecom network and is an indispensable player at almost every layer of the African technology stack. But when it comes to transferring skills and technology, the company's record is a bit more checkered.Tin Hinane El Kadi, a doctoral student at the London School …
 
**Boycott, is screened on this year’s DocLands on Sunday, May 8 at 4 PM at SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER in San Rafael- For more information please visit, doclands.com**The freedom to refuse to buy a product at any time from anyone you want, which has historically been used by oppressed minorities throughout the world, witness the bus boycotts of the 50…
 
DR Congo marks one year since President Tshi-shékédi placed the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri under martial law. We take stock of the long-lasting security measures in the country's east. Also on the programme: a Senegalese court decides on the fate of six midwives after the death of a pregnant woman. Finally, we interview Kenyan sporting legen…
 
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari had envisioned leaving office with vast amounts of shiny new Chinese-financed infrastructure built throughout the country. That's not going to happen. China has lost its appetite for large-scale development projects in Nigeria leaving some $15 billion of rail and other initiatives unfunded.But that doesn't mean t…
 
Until a few years ago, before the pandemic, most African economies were among the world's best performing in terms of debt. Revenues were sufficient and debt-to-GDP levels were largely well below the IMF's 50% threshold.But today, that is no longer the case. Many of the continent's largest economies are in a desperate struggle to avoid getting suck…
 
After ten days of discussions about how to tackle worsening desertification around the globe, countries failed to agree to a binding protocol to restore degraded soil. Next, we speak to the founder of Care4Calais Clare Moseley about the UK government's plan to report asylum seekers and undocumented migrants to Rwanda. And finally, escape to a beaut…
 
Prof Adrian Saville, Investment Specialist at Genera Capital discusses whether SA companies in Russia may be forced to sell their assets. Prosus to sell Russian online marketplace Avito, formerly worth $6bn. Bruce Whitfield profiles Starry-Eve Collett, founder of Casamento - Manufacturer of unique expressionist furniture See omnystudio.com/listener…
 
Lebanon held parliamentary elections on 15 May, and saw a raft of new independent candidates secure seats, in addition to Hezbollah losing its parliamentary majority. On this week's episode of The New Arab Voice, we explore the results of the recent vote, and what it means for Lebanon. Can the new independent members of parliament bring about chang…
 
The Portfolio Committee on police has adopted a report on the Criminal Law Forensic Procedure Amendment Bill. When enacted the Bill will see mandatory DNA samples taken from inmates convicted of crimes under schedule 8 offenses which include rape, murder, human trafficking, robbery, and culpable homicide. For more on this, Elvis Presslin spoke to I…
 
Until a few years ago, before the pandemic, most African economies were among the world's best performing in terms of debt. Revenues were sufficient and debt-to-GDP levels were largely well below the IMF's 50% threshold. But today, that is no longer the case. Many of the continent's largest economies are in a desperate struggle to avoid getting suc…
 
Arab Digest editor William Law is in conversation with the Saudi human rights activist Areej al-Sadhan. Her brother Abdulrahman, a humanitarian aid worker, was forcibly disappeared in Saudi Arabia in 2018. She has been fighting ever since to secure his release and that of the many other prisoners of conscience sentenced to long terms by a politicis…
 
The alleged Stellenbosch University student rapist, who was arrested yesterday (Thursday) morning, is out on 1-thousand rand bail. The National Prosecuting Authority has confirmed that the student made a brief appearance in the Stellenbosch Magistrate's Court on two counts of rape. His case was postponed until 29 June 2022 for further investigation…
 
The Reserve Bank has after a meeting of its Monetary Policy Committee decided to increase the repo rate by 50 basis points. The bank revised its headline inflation forecast to 5.9 percent from 5.8. Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago defended the MPC's decision to hike rates by 50 basis points by arguing that the bank cannot act when inflationar…
 
Rape and murder accused Abraham Mtsweni is expected to know his fate in the Western Cape High Court next week. Mtsweni - a Pastor's son, stands accused of raping and killing his girlfriend, Sesi Sibanyoni, inside her flat in Maitland, Cape Town in July 2019. For more on the trial, Elvis Presslin spoke to Advocate Jonas Sibanyoni, the father of Sesi…
 
Nearly 60 million people are internally displaced worldwide. The war in Ukraine is one reason for the spike but other conflicts, severe food insecurity and drought in sub-Saharan Africa are also factors. Also, as healthcare workers in Zimbabwe leave in droves for better paid jobs overseas, our reporters look at the how the healthcare service is cop…
 
SARB's MPC tell consumers to tighten their belts - if they have any - and increases the repo rate by 50 basis points. Gina Schoeman, economist at Citi Bank analyses the effect of the interest rate cycle. Richard Wainwright, CEO at Investec Bank takes Bruce Whitfield through Investec’s annual financial results which saw earning double to pre-Covid-1…
 
Episode 143: The "Lush Garden" of Andalusian Music In this podcast, Dr. Carl Davila explores the Andalusian music tradition of Morocco, known as al-ala, through the written song collections, such as the famous Kunnash al-Ha'ik. By examining the literary record, embodied in around 40 handwritten manuscripts found in libraries across Europe and North…
 
Translator Alexander E. Elinson joins us to discuss Yassin Adnan’s Hot Maroc, a sprawling satire of contemporary Morocco. The novel, set in Marrakesh and online, follows the story of Rahhal Laouina, aka “The Squirrel,” who finds his voice as an anonymous internet troll – and then has it co-opted by the country’s security apparatus. While it paints …
 
Two former City of Ekurhuleni officials and a businessman have been jailed for tender fraud, corruption, and money laundering. The two former officials; Nilesh Singh, Andrew Mphushomadi, and businessman Velero David were sentenced and convicted yesterday for an I.T tender fraud amounting to 21-point-8 million rands. For more on this, Elvis Presslin…
 
The Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs says more than 60 municipalities have been deemed dysfunctional and 100 or more others in danger due to financial distress. Speaking at the budget tabling in Parliament, Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said about 43 municipalities need to be put under mandatory administration. To furthe…
 
In tonight's edition: There's been a spike in homophobic rhetoric online from Senegalese supporters of Paris Saint-Germain Senegalese footballer Idrissa Gueye. He refused to play a match after being asked to wear kit in support of LGBT rights. Also, one Senegalese musician is raising his voice to maintain his native vanishing language of Menik thro…
 
Hendrik Du Toit ,CEO at Ninety One talks about the company’s financial results. Kevin Lings, chief economist at Stanlib on consumer inflation, remaining unchanged in April at 5.9%. Then Grant Pattison, managing director at Heliogen, a renewable energy technology company and former CEO of Edcon is our Shapeshifter for the week See omnystudio.com/lis…
 
A great tale of one man's survival when so many around him lost their lives in Italy and beyond. Features 5th Canadian Division. Plus a fascinating U-Boat tale about weather station Kurt sneakily set up by the enemy in Newfoundland. More great unpublished history! Donate To Salvation Army Ukraine Crisis Appeal https://bit.ly/FightingThroughSalvatio…
 
A Nigerian project called Looty is seeking to take back African art in digital form. Members go into museums, take LiDAR scans using their phones, and recreate these African artworks as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The first piece is one of the Benin Bronzes from the British Museum. Different artistic reimaginations of this ancient artwork are now b…
 
The continued production and distribution of Qur'ans that included unaltered ultra-conservative interpretations sits uneasily with Mr. Bin Salman's effort to emphasize nationalism rather than religion as the core of Saudi identity and project a more moderate and tolerant image of the kingdom's Islam.…
 
Friend of the podcast Amanda (@catcontentonly) in conversation with another friend of the podcast, journalist Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton): "The Ukraine war is a government subsidy straight to the military industrial complex...another massive wealth transfer to the US capitalist class" https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-34-left-66358561…
 
The office of the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has laid charges against the City of Johannesburg over the appointment of Head of Anti-Corruption Unit Shadrack Sibiya. The Public Protector has accused the city of concealing critical information with regard to Sibiya's appointment to the unit. To further discuss this Elvis Presslin spoke to Ci…
 
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) says the 300 million rand remuneration package paid by Sibanye Stillwater to its Chief Executive Officer CEO, Neal Froneman, is a typical indicator of why the wage gap between workers and directors is wide. Neal Froneman has meanwhile defended the payment, saying the package consists mostly of lo…
 
Great North Transport employees have reportedly been left high and dry as they found out that over R300 Million in their pension funds have disappeared. The company is reported to have failed to pay their contributions to the pension fund administrators for over 17 years even though they were deducting from employees salaries. About 800 employees a…
 
The South African government is reportedly planning to donate a quarter of a billion Rands instead of the initially reported 50 million to Cuba. This was revealed after Afriforum's legal team requested the court record as part of its review application case against the R50 million Cuba donation. Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance, DA says they will…
 
In tonight's edition: Hope is all but lost that eight miners trapped in a flooded mine in Burkina Faso for a month may have survived. Also, suspects are arrested in Mali after authorities say they foiled a coup attempt earlier this month. And advocates calling for tax reform on the continent say that lawmakers should be on the sharp end of pushing …
 
This week on Babel, Jon speaks with Dr. Haider al-Abadi, an Iraqi politician who served as prime minister from 2014 to 2018, while the country was battling the Islamic State Group (ISG). They talk about his decision making as prime minister, the Iraqi government's response to the ISG, and the limits of decentralization in Iraq. Then, Jon, Natasha H…
 
Pieter Boone, CEO at Pick n Pay takes Bruce Whitfield through the retailer’s financial results. Raj Makanjee, CEO at FNB Retail on how middle-income earners use 80% of their monthly salary in five days. Gary Booysen, director at Rand Swiss explains key dates for dividend driven investors. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
It’s often said that the Kurds are the world’s largest nation without a state. Yet, in the Middle East they play an outsized role, helping Western powers advance their security goals sometimes at the cost of their relations with their own allies such as Turkey. Giran Ozcan explains why the United States needs to think of the Kurds as a standalone p…
 
In this episode, Lindy explores the case of Lual Lawrence Malong Yor, a South Sudanese businessman with a compulsion for flamboyant self promotion. But last year he was jailed in Uganda for masterminding a million-dollar fake gold scam. The Malong case is emblematic of a prolific problem in East Africa's gold Market. At the heart of these scams are…
 
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari had envisioned leaving office with vast amounts of shiny new Chinese-financed infrastructure built throughout the country. That's not going to happen. China has lost its appetite for large-scale development projects in Nigeria leaving some $15 billion of rail and other initiatives unfunded. But that doesn't mean …
 
Stellenbosch University has suspended a white student caught on video urinating on a black peer's belongings. The Incident captured on a cellphone reportedly happened in the Huis Marais residence on the University's campus at the weekend. Stellenbosch University say they "strongly condemn the destructive, hurtful and racist incident". Students have…
 
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