Ouattara public
[search 0]
More

Download the App!

show episodes
 
Loading …
show series
 
This week I’m joined by Jessica Moody, a PhD candidate at Kings College London whose work focuses on post-conflict Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire for you francophones out there). She’s here to discuss the tensions surrounding President Alassane Ouattara’s (somewhat abrupt) decision to seek a constitutionally-questionable third term in the forthcoming (…
 
Cameroon hasn't quite eased up its battle against polio, despite being declared free of the disease earlier this year. It's launched an immunisation drive against a particular strain of the virus. Also, Kenya has bucked the regional trend and seen an elephant baby boom. But despite the promising numbers, the species remains vulnerable. And we see h…
 
Listen now (66 min) | University of Washington professor, Quincy Institute fellow, and (above all) Foreign Exchanges columnist Daniel Bessner joins me for a chat about his first two FX pieces, the development of US foreign policy and the foreign policy establishment in DC, and some of the structural obstacles to overhauling that foreign policy for …
 
Millions of students in Cameroon return to school for the first time since March. We look at the changes made to keep them safe. Also, DR Congo is bracing for heavy downpours as the rainy season kicks off. Our correspondents report on how authorities and residents are trying to avoid a repeat of last year's flooding. And we discover a new magazine …
 
In this week's show: Nigeria starts the month by celebrating six decades of self-rule. We take a look back at the watershed moments that led up to and followed the African giant's independence from Britain. Also, Cameroon's sand divers risk their lives to plunge into the Sanaga river in search of sand for the building industry. Plus, we visit one o…
 
This is the web version of Foreign Exchanges, but did you know you can get it delivered right to your inbox? Sign up today: Today I’m joined by reporter Joshua Kucera of Eurasianet, a great source for news and analysis on the Caucasus and Central Asia. As you may be aware, fighting broke out several days ago between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces …
 
Visitor numbers to one of the continent's wonders are down because of a surge in insecurity. DR Congo's Virunga National Park, home to the last mountain gorillas, is a place of conservation but also increasingly of conflict. Plus, Cameroonian doctors are stretched thin. In a bid to make up the shortfall in available medics and to reduce the risk of…
 
This is the web version of Foreign Exchanges, but did you know you can get it delivered right to your inbox? Sign up today: FX’s regular analyst on all things related to the Sahel, Alex Thurston, joins me to discuss the August 18 coup in Mali, the ouster of former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, and what may be on the horizon for Mali and the res…
 
This is the web version of Foreign Exchanges, but did you know you can get it delivered right to your inbox? Sign up today: I’m very pleased to be joined this week by Terje Østebø of the University of Florida to discuss the roots and nature of Ethiopia’s “ethnic federalist” system and the impact that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s political changes ha…
 
This is the web version of Foreign Exchanges, but did you know you can get it delivered right to your inbox? Sign up today: The Ploughshares Fund’s John Carl Baker returns to the show to talk about the push to modernize the US nuclear arsenal, what that entails, and how much it will cost. We then assess the wreckage the Trump administration has mad…
 
In this edition: Ivorian legends of the Zouglou genre kick up a storm with their latest album. Yode and Siro take a pop at President Alassane Ouattara during a tense election year. We also take you to Rwanda where the Amasunzu, a traditional hairstyle once worn by men and unmarried women, is increasingly being sported by contemporary young people. …
 
I'm joined by Dr. Owen Miller, lecturer in Korean Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, to mark the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. Building in part off of his recent piece for Jacobin, Owen helps me better understand the root causes of the Korean War, the factions involved, and the impa…
 
I'm very pleased to be joined by Brendan James and Noah Kulwin, co-hosts of the fantastic podcast "Blowback," covering the Iraq War and the utterly surreal political and media environment that both enabled the war and was fundamentally shaped by it. Mission accomplished indeed (US Navy via Wikimedia Commons) Episodes are currently being released ev…
 
DR Congo and Madagascar mark six decades of independence from former colonial powers. The legacy of the damaging years of European colonialism continues to weigh heavily on the development of the African nations. Also, Benin commemorates those in its history who passed through its cities as they were sold into slavery. And Somalia celebrates its 60…
 
While the murder of George Floyd in the United States has revived anti-racism movements around the world, it has also stirred up the painful history of colonialism. In this special edition, FRANCE 24 takes a look at the history behind the tumultuous relationship between Europe and Africa. Reports from South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon and DR Congo ex…
 
Listen now (80 min) | This is the web version of Foreign Exchanges, but did you know you can get it delivered right to your inbox? Sign up today: Returning guest and scholar of the Sahel Alex Thurston joins me to discuss the recently reported death of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb leader Abdelmalek Droukdel. Serendipitously, this subject coincide…
 
Listen now (85 min) | Latin America scholar Thomas C. Field Jr. joins me to discuss the last six or so months in Bolivia, from the disputed October election to the ouster of President Evo Morales to the machinations of the post-coup government that replaced him. You can find Thomas on Twitter @thomascfield and you can find his books at lots of plac…
 
Listen now (71 min) | Returning guest Alex Thurston joins the show to discuss COVID-19 in the Sahel, how the region's militant groups have responded to the pandemic, and recent militant and military activity in Nigeria, Chad, Mali, and elsewhere. Be sure to check out Alex's This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at fx.substack.com…
 
I'm joined by Andrew Fishman, reporter for The Intercept and managing editor for The Intercept Brasil, to discuss the ongoing soap opera that is Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's haggard response to the coronavirus, as well as the new drama surrounding the recent resignation of ex-Justice Minister Sergio Moro. It’s been a rough couple of weeks (…
 
Listen now (75 min) | I'm joined by Michael Brooks, returning champion and host of The Michael Brooks Show as well as co-host of The Majority Report with Sam Seder and Jacobin's Weekends with Ana Kasparian and Michael Brooks. We're discussing his new book, Against the Web: A Cosmopolitan Answer to the New Right This is a public episode. Get access …
 
Listen now (53 min) | I’m joined by returning guest David Adler of the Democracy in Europe Movement to discuss how Europe has risen—or failed to rise—to the challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. David offers his thoughts on the lack of collective action within Europe and what it might mean for the eurozone and the European Union moving forward,…
 
Listen now (82 min) | I’m joined by historian and podcaster Patrick Wyman, whose “The Fall of Rome” and “Tides of History” are two of the very best historical podcasts out there, to discuss pandemic diseases in Roman history. We’re talking the Antonine Plague, the Plague of Cyprian, and the Plague of Justinian, and what they meant to the Roman Empi…
 
Listen now (69 min) | This is the web version of Foreign Exchanges, but did you know you can get it delivered right to your inbox? Sign up today: I’m joined by defense technology journalist Kelsey Atherton to talk about wars, pandemics, COVID-19, US sanctions, and his latest piece for Inkstick Media, “The Plague and the Long War,” which you can fin…
 
Listen now (62 min) | This is the web version of Foreign Exchanges, but did you know you can get it delivered right to your inbox? Sign up today: I’m joined by John Feffer, director of Foreign Policy in Focus (fpif.org) at the Institute for Policy Studies, to talk about the COVID-19 pandemic and its worldwide political ramifications. John has writt…
 
In this edition of Across Africa, we take you to eastern Ethiopia where refugees from Kenya's Kakuma camp are finally coming home, motivated in part by recent political and economic reforms. We also head to Angola, where the country is tempting more fans of its romantic Kizomba dance. Finally, we speak to Thebe Magugu, South African designer and 20…
 
Beijing is currently Africa's biggest trading partner and the relationship is set to deepen if Kenya moves forward with a possible contract for China's Huawei to roll out its 5G network. Also, we hear from some of the Nigerian businesspeople whose enterprises are going from strength to strength with a bit of online savoir-faire. And many members of…
 
In DR Congo, President Felix Tshisekedi's promised "sheep jump" overpasses in Kinshasa get off to an underwhelming start. Their construction is making traffic even worse in the capital. Also, we head to the seventh edition of the Kinshasa Book Festival. Organisers are hoping to encourage more people to love literature, in a country where access to …
 
Kenya has gone into mourning after the death of its longest-serving president. Daniel arap Moi led the country for over two decades from 1978. The 95-year-old left behind a complicated legacy. Also, the teachers of an Ivorian 13-year-old who died after stowing away on a plane last month warn his classmates against taking similar risks. And miners i…
 
Musical all-rounder Salatiel is in Paris on his first European tour and joins us in the studio. The Cameroonian crooner has long been a hit with fans at home, but was catapulted onto the international stage after he collaborated with Beyoncé and Pharrell last year. He tells us about his plans going forward. Also, a French appeals court fines Teodor…
 
David Adler of the Democracy in Europe Movement and the University of Washington’s Daniel Bessner join me to discuss the US dollar’s global influence and how that it with the more overtly military aspects of Empire USA. Their recent The New Republic piece is called “To End Forever War, End the Dollar’s Global Dominance.” Enjoy! This is a public epi…
 
With fewer than 10 months to go until Ivory Coast's presidential election, voters are hoping that this time around, the exercise will go smoothly. Recent elections have led to crises and even civil war. Also, Senegal finally criminalises rape, meaning that abusers will face tougher penalties. And the Seychelles struggles to balance the health of it…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2020 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login