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One question to wake up to every weekday morning. One story from Africa, for Africa. Alan Kasujja takes a deep dive into the news shaping the continent. Ready by early morning, five days a week, Monday to Friday.

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Recent Episodes of Africa Daily


Why is the British army being investigated for alleged abuses in Kenya?

Why is the British army being investigated for alleged abuses in Kenya?

An ongoing inquiry is taking place in Kenya in response to a series of allegations of rape and other misconduct by British soldiers during their time training in the country. The allegations date back to the 1950s and despite a previous investigation carried out by the British army, nobody has been prosecuted or held accountable for any crimes. A new defence pact that came into effect in 2021 means British soldiers can now be sued in Kenyan courts. The inquiry has heard emotional testimonies from several people about the alleged abuses. Presenter: Alan Kasujja. Guests: Michael Kaloki, Marian Pannalossy and...

Episode 15 July 2024 21m and 21s


Can Africa win at gaming?

Can Africa win at gaming?

The business of gaming and ‘Esports’ is growing in Africa, with an estimated $1 billion dollars expected to be spent by gamers across the continent this year. But it faces challenges, from internet connectivity to investment to cultural representation.

Africa does have around 40 studios creating games, but those in the business say it needs better understanding from governments and investment from sponsors to realise it’s true potential. So we brought together two enthusiasts who have one foot in the gaming side and one foot in the business side, to hear their stories.

Guests: Krystel Kalanga, a game...

Episode 12 July 2024 18m and 32s


What exactly do Islamic State linked militants want from Mozambique?

What exactly do Islamic State linked militants want from Mozambique?

“We spoke to relatives of a boy who was seen carrying ammunition. The relatives say this boy had been kidnapped during a January attack in another village. The uncle and aunt of the boy were shocked to see how much confidence he showed operating as a child soldier” – Zenaida Machado, Human Rights Watch In today’s episode, Alan Kasujja revisits the conflict in Mozambique because it’s now emerged that insurgents are using children in their operations. Human Rights Watch says youngsters, some as young as 13, were recently ordered to raid and loot the town of Macomia, in Cabo Delgado pr...

Episode 11 July 2024 18m and 7s


How did one man escape the besieged city of El Fasher?

How did one man escape the besieged city of El Fasher?

War has raged across the whole of Sudan between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Force or RSF for the past 15 months.

Human rights abuses and atrocities have been committed on both sides – in Darfur, groups like Human Rights Watch have documented what they say is ethnic cleansing by the RSF as they’ve specifically targeted people of African descent. Millions have fled from the region. El Fasher is the only major city in Darfur that remains outside of RSF control. Mohammed Zakaria is a film maker and photographer who lived in El Fasher. Most of h...

Episode 10 July 2024 19m and 57s


How has Brenda Biya’s kiss on Instagram impacted Cameroon?

How has Brenda Biya’s kiss on Instagram impacted Cameroon?

"I’m crazy about you & I want the world to know”. It looks like a pretty harmless Instagram post. Two women kissing and expressing their love. But one of the women – and the woman who posted that photo and accompanying message - was Brenda Biya, the 26 year old daughter of President Paul Biya of Cameroon. The law in Cameroon states that those who engage in same-sex acts or relationships can face up to five years in jail, so it’s perhaps not a surprise that the post has caused a lot of discussion in the country. So was it a brave...

Episode 9 July 2024 20m and 11s


Why are some elderly people being accused of being witches and attacked in Kenya?

Why are some elderly people being accused of being witches and attacked in Kenya?

For most people in Africa the elderly are respected for their age, wisdom and life experience. And cared for by their children, grandchildren and community. But contradicting this tradition are horrific cases of elder abuse revealed by the BBC’s Africa Eye team in their latest investigation. Haki Yetu, a local human right organisation, say at least one elderly person is killed every week in Kilifi County after being accused of being a witch. Africa Daily Alan Kasujja speaks to Julius Wanyama from Haki Yetu, about the plight of the elderly people targeted in Kilifi County.

Episode 8 July 2024 21m and 54s


Why did one woman make it her mission to travel through Africa on a motorbike?

Why did one woman make it her mission to travel through Africa on a motorbike?

Udoh Ebaide Joy has just finished what many would describe as an epic adventure.

She rode her motorbike across Africa – stopping in ten countries including Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia, Angola and Cameroon. She covered over 9,000 km and ended her journey in her country Nigeria.

Why did she make the journey? And what was it like travelling solo as a woman on a motorbike?

In today’s Africa Daily, Alan Kasujja speaks to her about the experiences she had on the road, the challenges she faced, and the moments she'll never forget.

Episode 5 July 2024 14m and


Why are nuclear power plans proving controversial in Africa?

Why are nuclear power plans proving controversial in Africa?

Is nuclear power a possible answer to the challenge of phasing out fossil fuels in response to global warming? Many African governments say yes – and 18 are now in the feasibility stage of developing nuclear power stations. Currently, South Africa is the only country on the continent which generates electricity from a nuclear power plant.

But activists argue there are too many risks – and that Africa lacks the capacity to dispose of the waste nuclear power produces. In Kenya, residents of Uyombo village in Kilifi are opposing the development of a power plant in their area – even though its co...

Episode 4 July 2024 20m and 34s


How has Gorongosa National Park recovered from Mozambique’s Civil War?

How has Gorongosa National Park recovered from Mozambique’s Civil War?

Over one million people died during Mozambique’s civil war – which continued from 1977 to 1992. By its end, much of the country’s infrastructure was also gone.

One place which was heavily impacted was Gorongosa National Park – in the middle of the country – where virtually all the wild animals were slaughtered for food or for ivory, which was then traded for weapons. Wildebeest and Zebra populations dropped from thousands to less than twenty of each. Elephant numbers decreased by more than 90%. And for the people living there, there were no schools, hospitals or jobs.

But in 2004, the then-p...

Episode 3 July 2024 19m and 41s


Can South Africa’s government of national unity really work?

Can South Africa’s government of national unity really work?

Today South Africa’s cabinet ministers will be sworn-in at a ceremony in the country’s capital, Pretoria. They are from various political parties and form part of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government of national unity. Many of them have, in the past, taken each other to court over policy differences. But they now have to work together as a team, in the same cabinet. These political events were triggered by the outcome of the May 2024 national election, where no party secured an outright majority. So, can South Africa’s politicians park their ideological differences aside and pull together to set t...

Episode 2 July 2024 21m and 7s

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