Africanalysis

CLIFFCENTRAL.COM  |  Podcast , ±15 min episodes every 2 weeks, 2 days  | 
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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21
JUN

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.
07
JUN

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.
17
MAY

Tribal Alignment

JJ Cornish brings us the latest African news that includes Hassan Sheikh Mohamud coming back after five years to lead Somalia, and Mali quitting the G5 group in the Sahel - just as it was about to assume the leadership of the group fighting jihadis.
03
MAY

Weed to the Rescue!

JJ Cornish shares what is happening around the African continent, including the UN boss making an appeal for Africa hurt by Ukrainian food shortage and the pandemic lockdown, Tunisian President Kais Saied will be putting a new constitution to a referendum in July, and Malawi tobacco farmers turn to dagga because of declining demand for their crop.
19
APR

African News Round-up

JJ Cornish gives us the latest African news that includes the Seychelles' longest trial coming to an end, British Home Secretary Priti Patel faces a mutiny of her public servants opposed to the agreement she’s signed handing illegal migrants to Rwanda, and Russia is expanding its military clout in Africa - using the shady Wagner mercenary group.
07
APR

The Land of Honest People

JJ Cornish joins us to share the latest African news that includes former Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaoré being jailed for life for the killing of Africa’s Che Guevara, ‘Hotel Rwanda man’ Paul Rusesabagina’s jail sentence for terrorism, and West Africa faces its worst food shortage in a decade.
15
MAR

The Rising Cost of Fuel

JJ Cornish speaks on the oil bonanza for African producers of the black stuff, Algeria banning exports of foodstuffs, fear of shortages following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and Uhuru Kenyatta ending the crackdown on motorcycle taxis following a shocking video.
28
FEB

The Impact of Russia and Ukraine on Africa

JJ Cornish is back to give us the latest news of what is happening around the African continent, but the news is all - not surprisingly - actually about the Russia and Ukraine situation. Why are African students being blocked from leaving Ukraine? Can Russia compete with China for Africa? And France's military in Mali has been replaced... by Russians.
15
NOV
2021

African News Round-Up

This week, JJ Cornish talks about Muammar Gadaffi’s son who is standing in next month's Presidential election in Libya, Burkina Faso loses at least 20 people in the worst terror attack in six years of conflict, and a 31-year-old former child beggar has become a star circus performer and wants to pass on his art to those in a similar position.
02
NOV
2021

Focus on Algeria

JJ Cornish joins the team to give us updated African news, with a focus on Algeria. He sheds light on the history of Algeria, why Morocco and Algeria are not on the best terms, and what its current tourism landscape looks like.
19
OCT
2021

Unforgivable Crimes

JJ Cornish joins the team to talk about the eSwatini King closing schools immediately and indefinitely, France’s President Emmanuel Macron says the killing of Algerian protesters in Paris 60 years ago was an "unforgivable crime”, and Sudan’s military leadership wants another coup to end the biggest political crisis the country has experienced since the fall of Omar Al Bashir two years ago.
05
OCT
2021

Focus on Sudan

JJ Cornish talks about what was once the largest African country, before allowing South Sudan to secede. He explains how the conflict in Darfur became the world's worst humanitarian crisis, and shares an interesting fun fact about Sudan having more pyramids than Egypt.

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