BBC World Service
9.06am: The Forum: Forgiveness
Samira Ahmed explores the complexity of forgiveness. What effect does it have in the aftermath of violent crime, conflict or injustice? Is it possible without remorse and is there any crime that is beyond forgiveness?
With the Rev’d Mpho Tutu, co-author with her father Archbishop Desmond Tutu of a book about forgiving; author and teacher Michael McGirr, and Marina Cantacuzino, former journalist and founder of The Forgiveness Project.
BBC World Service
10.32am: Global Business: What Does the Future Hold for the African Economy
The African Development Bank is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Donald Kaberuka has been president of the AfDB for the past decade and has been responsible for major changes in the bank’s strategy for development and poverty reduction. There is more emphasis on the growth of the private sector, and on the importance of major infrastructure developments in areas such as road, railways, power plants and communications. Kaberuka says infrastructure is crucial in promoting regional integration in Africa.
Donald Kaberuka talks to Peter Day about the key issues facing a continent with rapidly growing economies – including the critical importance of improving domestic trade links, tackling the image of corruption, Africa’s youth and the controversies of Chinese investment.
BBC World Service
7.06pm: Global Beats: Ghana
Eight up-and-coming Ghanaian musicians perform songs especially for the BBC and talk about what inspires them in Ghana and beyond. Efya, queen of Afro pop, was discovered through a talent show, and recently nominated for the World Music Awards. Kyekyeku is giving a modern twist to traditional palm wine music and making Ghanaians chuckle with his witty lyrics. There’s also Yaa Pono, with a unique rocking rap, and Ayisoba, with his distinctive gruff voice and northern style, plus gospel artist Cwesi Oteng.
The programme is presented by Rita Ray, respected London DJ and authority on African music, who is originally from Ghana herself.
7.30pm: Talk to Aljazeera: Doyin Okupe
Why has the Government in Nigeria been unable to defeat Boka Haram?
10.20pm: Venus & Serena
A profile of tennis stars the Williams sisters, telling the story of their rise to stardom and following them throughout 2011, which proved to be a demanding year. Venus struggled with autoimmune disease Sjogren’s syndrome, while Serena was working her way back to fitness after suffering a pulmonary embolism in 2010 caused by stepping on broken glass in a restaurant
8pm: Rise of the Continents: Africa
Geologist Professor Iain Stewart examines key moments in the development of the world’s major land masses. He begins by looking at how Africa was formed from the wreckage of a long-lost supercontinent, with its landmarks, mineral wealth and wildlife providing clues that help piece together the story of its creation. He also reveals how this deep history has left its mark on modern day Africa and the world
9pm: Stacy Dooley: The Truth about Domestic Violence
With one in four women and one in six men in the UK suffering abuse in their lifetimes, the presenter looks into domestic violence in young people’s relationships. She speaks to victims and perpetrators to try to understand the issues surrounding the attacks, and joins Lancashire police officers as they tackle some of the 9,000 cases of abuse they investigate every year.
Stacey also talks to Home Secretary Theresa May and gains access to the National Centre of Domestic Violence