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After decades of wandering around Africa alternating between hope-inspiring thrills and heartbreaking despair, award-winning journalist and commentator Jean-Jacques Cornish comes to CliffCentral. His twice monthly appearances involve frank discussions on events, developments and trends in the continent with the youngest, fastest growing and poorest population.

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The AU to the Rescue

JJ Cornish shares the latest African news that includes Mozambique starting to ship gas to Europe, new peace talks between DRC and Rwanda set to start next Monday, and the plight of jailed British-Egyptian dissident overshadowing COP27 in Egypt.

Getting thrown out of South Africa

JJ Cornish gives us the latest African news that includes how the Ethiopian peace talks in South Africa have extended past Sunday, the DRC expels the Rwandan ambassador - alleging Kigali is supporting rebels fighting in the east of the country, and more!

Flood of the Decade

JJ Cornish joins the team to give us the latest African news that includes Peace Talks ll on Ethiopia moving to South Africa, Western Sahara President Brahim Ghali arriving on the third visit to South Africa - which infuriates Morocco, and one of the worst floods in Nigeria.

Forgiving Zambia’s Debt

This week we got a request from one of our listeners who wanted JJ to speak about the new Zambian president Hakainde Hichilema, and how he’s keeping the country’s inflation in single digits, his agreement with the IMF about subsidies, and more about him and Zambia in general.

Rebellion & Immorality

JJ Cornish joins the team for the latest African news that includes Berbers taking to the streets of Brussels to commemorate the Rif rebellion 100 years ago in Northern Morocco, a new Prime Minister for Burundi, and an immoral music festival in Uganda that had officials fearing that the event would promote “sexual immorality and homosexuality”.

Elections and Alliances

JJ Cornish gives his insight regarding Kenya's Supreme Court upholding William Ruto's election win. Morocco denounces a French, Algeria, Tunisia alliance designed to prolong the Western Sahara conflict. And Mali and Burkina Faso coup leaders meet over the jihadi attacks.

A new leader for Kenya

JJ Cornish gives us the latest African news that includes Kenya calling for peaceful acceptance of election results after a protracted vote count, a Coptic church fire tragedy in Giza leaves scores dead and injured in Egypt, and new tensions brew over the mega-dam across the Nile in Ethiopia.

The Impact of Climate Change

This week JJ Cornish joins the team to give us the latest African news that includes climate change proving to be more deadly for the endangered African Savannah elephant in Kenya than poachers, the coups in Mali and Burkina Faso not reducing the number of jihadi killings, and the oil exploration happening in parts of the rainforest that will release carbon undisturbed for centuries in Congo.

The Price of Hyena Testicles

JJ Cornish gives us an update about the latest African news, that includes Airlink being allowed to fly to Madagascar after some delays. And the Kenyan presidential candidate offers to legalise dagga, and the sale of snake poison and hyena testicles - to address the country's balance of payments problem.

The Second Coming in Nigeria

This week JJ Cornish gives the team the latest African news that includes scores of Nigerians rescued from a church while waiting for the second coming of Christ, Sierra Leone drafting a law decriminalising abortion, and the United Nations condemning the storming and torching of the Libyan parliamentary building in Tobruk.

The Heart of Darkness

JJ Cornish joins the show to give us the latest African news that includes Patrice Lumumba’s ‘remains’ being returned to his family, human rights bodies urging the Commonwealth to hold Rwanda’s feet to the fire at their summit in Kigali, and Kenyan farmers wanting to resume the multi-million dollar daily export of the narcotic khat to Somalia and Somaliland.

Church shooting & Covid in Africa

JJ Cornish joins the team and shares the latest African news that includes a shooting at a Catholic church that killed at least 50 in one of Nigeria’s safest provinces, the new row between DRC and Rwanda over support for M23 rebels in Eastern Congo, and Covid hitting Africa the lightest of all.

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