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Australia’s African Gangs | 101 East

 

 

Aljazeera 101 East investigates the claims and counterclaims to unearth the truth behind the headlines of Australia’s African crime wave.

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Counting the Cost – India’s rising power in Africa

 

In an attempt to boost trade and investment opportunities abroad, India has welcomed heads of state, policymakers, and businessmen from every country in Africa, marking the largest ever India-Africa summit.

Leaders from some 54 nations descended on New Delhi this week for a summit aimed at ushering in a ‘partnership of prosperity’ for Africa and Africans.

In contrast to the economic powerhouse China, which has been accused of exploiting the continent’s vast mineral and energy resources, India positioned itself as a fairer partner to a continent tipped as the global economic growth engine of the coming decades.

With an estimated population of 1.1 billion, Africa’s total GDP is worth over $2.8tn and has been growing at over 5 percent every year.

And with India’s trade with the continent worth $71bn a year, it believes Africa will help its economy grow faster and is targeting around $90bn by the end of 2015.

Razia Khan, an economist and head of Africa research at Standard Chartered Bank, joins Counting the Cost to discuss India’s pragmatic approach to Africa.

 

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African Business in China : Documentary

 
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Many African entrepreneurs today consider China as the new land of opportunities. One of them is Nathalie Fodderie from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

On a reconnaissance trip to Guangzhou, in Southern China, she has three weeks to find equipment for her Kinshasa restaurant that needs complete refurbishment.
Fodderie works with an established network of African and Chinese middlemen and traders and haggles with some of the toughest businessmen in the world.

Through her journey, we see how African and Chinese traders grapple with geographic and cultural hurdles to make a profit.

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MEDIA WATCH: Monday 17th – Friday 21st October

MONDAY

 

BBC 1

10.35pm: Ebola Frontline- Panorama

NHS doctors and nurses have been working on the frontline against Ebola in clinics in West Africa. Panorama spends a month in Sierra Leone with British-born Dr Javid Abdelmoneim as he works at a treatment centre run by the charity MSF. Not only does he treat the patients, he also uses specially adapted cameras to record the physical and emotional impact of this deadly virus on whole families and on the medical staff treating them. His films reveal that, even in these desperately difficult circumstances, there are moments of euphoria as patients who have been cured leave the centre. Postponed from November 10

 

BBC 1

11.20pm: Jamie Baulch: Looking for My Birth Mum

In 1973, Jamie Baulch was given up for adoption – and the former world champion sprinter has now decided to track down his birth mother. Helping him through the process is social worker Gemma Williams, but as he gets further into the search, he begins to question his own identity and seeks to find out whether his sporting talent is down to nature or nurture

 

TUESDAY

 

Aljazeera

10.30pm: Innovate Africa

New advances in literacy and learning today on Innovate Africa – solar-powered classrooms, coding for robots and cheap tablets developed specially for schools.

WEDNESDAY

 

Aljazeera

4.30pm: Witness- Seeds of Survival

Paul Kirika may be the sharpest-eyed botanist in Kenya! His team’s detective work, hunting rare plant species, could hold the key to food security.

 

Aljazeera

8pm: Witness- Casablanca Calling

Women and Islam in Morocco is explored through the work of the newly installed female Morchidat or spiritual guides.

 

Aljazeera

10.30pm: Africa Investigates : Zimbabwe: Stealing Lives

Exposing the shocking trade in stolen drugs that is costing the lives of tens of thousands of HIV/Aids sufferers in Zimbabwe.

 

BBC 1

11.35pm: Obsessed

Premiere. An executive with a successful job and a happy family life finds his world crumbling around him when a temporary worker is assigned to his office. The new arrival becomes fixated on him, going to desperate lengths to seduce him. When he rejects her, he and his wife’s lives are placed in danger. Thriller, starring Idris Elba, Beyonce Knowles and Ali Larter

 

 

FRIDAY

 

BBC World Service

7.05pm: BBC Africa Debate – Did teh Arab Spring do more harm than good ?

Akwasi Sarpong, Owen Bennett Jones and a panel of experts in Tunis discuss the impact of the Arab Spring uprisings on Africa.

 

Channel 4

7.30pm: Unreported World

Reporter Kiki King and director Daniel Bogado visit Uganda to follow the inspirational work of the sign-language teachers who are trekking deep into the countryside to transform the lives of deaf children and adults, who have never been able to communicate until now. Last in the series

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Media Watch: Sunday 17th August – Saturday 23rd August

SUNDAY

BBC World Service

7.32am: Love from Hate

Lourens Groenewald is a white South African and a former policeman, who was involved in the notorious suppression of the Soweto Uprising. Dorah Mazibuko is a black South African whose son was active in the fight against apartheid. Mpho Lakaje tells the story of their unlikely friendship.

Aljazeera

8pm: Tutu’s Children (Ep3)

Young African leaders are challenged to put their ideas into practice on the ground, and breaking African taboos tests their friendships.

BBC 4

11pm: Egypt’s Lost Cities

Dallas Campbell and Liz Bonnin join Dr Sarah Parcak on a journey to Egypt to find out whether cities, temples and pyramids are lying beneath the sands. The potential existence of the buildings was suggested by satellites as part of an alternative approach to archaeology

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MONDAY

BBC World Service

6.32pm: Discovery: Antibiotics Resistance Crisis

The discovery and harnessing of antibiotic drugs in the mid twentieth century led some medics to predict the end of infectious diseases. But the bacteria fought and continue to fight back, evolving resistance to many of the drugs that used to kill them. Public health officials warn that without new drugs, medicine will return to the days where ‘a cut finger on Monday leads to death of Friday’. Without protective antibiotics to keep infections at bay, scores of standard surgical operations and chemotherapy for cancer will become too risky.

Roland Pease looks at scientific issues behind the gathering crisis. The last new class of antibiotics was discovered in the 1980s. Are there any others in the pipeline?

 

ITV1

8pm: Tonight: The Food we Eat

New series. A second run of programmes exploring Britain’s relationship with food. One in five families eat convenience food at least three times a week and it is claimed only one in six cook a fresh meal from scratch every day. Jonathan Maitland investigates what can be done to get the nation back in the kitchen.

 

BBC 2

9pm: Horizon: Should I Eat Meat- The Big Health Dilemma (Pt1)

In the first of two programmes this week investigating the truth about meat, Michael Mosley asks if those summer barbecue favourites – burgers and sausages – are as bad as some people think. He puts the latest scientific findings to the test on a high-meat diet to discover whether eating beef and bacon every day will do him any harm.

 

Channel 4

11.05pm: Dispatches: Nigeria’s Hidden War

The kidnap of almost 300 schoolgirls by Nigeria’s hardline Islamist fighters Boko Haram in Chibok in April caused international outrage. It sparked a global campaign demanding their return and pledges of increased military support to Nigeria from the UK, the US and other nations.

However, as the girls languish in guerrilla camps with no sign of rescue, Dispatches reporter Evan Williams investigates another side to Nigeria’s war on Islamist terror – claims of a violent campaign by its security forces against ordinary civilians.

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TUESDAY

BBC Radio 4

4.30pm: Great Lives – Baroness Oona King on Ida B. Wells

Matthew Parris leads a discussion on Ida B. Wells the African American civil rights and women’s rights activist who was a political trailblazer.

Throughout her life, Wells was militant in her demands for equality and justice for black Americans and she encouraged the African American community to fight for positive change through their own efforts.

She was an investigative journalist who highlighted the practice of lynching in the United States, showing how it was used as a way to control or punish blacks , often under the guise of trumped up rape charges. Ida was also active in women’s rights and the women’s suffrage movement, establishing several notable women’s organizations.

She was a skilled and inspiring rhetorician, and traveled internationally on lecture tours. She is the great life chosen this week by Baroness Oona King.

 

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WEDNESDAY

BBC Radio 4

2.32pm: The Documentary – Roots Reggae and Rebellion

Rastafari is Jamaica’s most famous export. British musican and poet Akala examines the culture of his Rastafarian heritage.

 

Aljazeera

8pm: Witness: Bnking the Unbanked

Is microfinance the answer to poverty? Two young Gambian bankers work to make their microfinance institution Reliance into a successful business.

 

BBC 2

9pm: Horizon: Should I Eat Meat – How to Feed the Planet

Part two of two. Every year roughly 65 billion animals are slaughtered globally for food – nine for every living person. In this documentary, Michael Mosley examines the impact this is having on the planet and finds out what meat we should be buying if we want to be eco-friendly carnivores. Is it better to purchase free-range organic or factory-farmed options? The answers are far from obvious.

 

Channel 4

12.10am: Something from Nothing – The Art of Rap

Documentary in which rapper and actor Ice-T visits both old-school icons and reigning superstars to discuss the art behind rap music. With contributions from Dr Dre, Eminem, Run DMC and Snoop Lion.

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SATURDAY

BBC Radio 4

11am: Democracy and the Arts in South Africa

Twenty years on from the end of apartheid, what role can the arts play now in helping South African society develop? Recorded with an audience at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, Bridget Kendall talks to playwright Mike Van Graan, poet Phillippa Yaa de Villiers, arts journalist Percy Mabandu, and jazz singer Nomfundo Xaluva who performs live for us.

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Media Watch: Sunday 22nd June – Friday 27th June 2014

SUNDAY

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.

 

ALJAZEERA

7.30pm:  Talk to Aljazeera: Doyin Okupe

Why has the Government in Nigeria been unable to defeat Boka Haram?

 

BBC 4

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

 

TUESDAY

 

BBC 4

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

 

THURSDAY

 

BBC 3

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