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What’s in a Name? Zimbabwe Decides.

What’s in a name? The revolving door of Zimbabwe’s Movement for Democratic Change (founded 1999) factions took a turn on 24th January when leading opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, announced his newly formed party, Citizen’s Coalition for Change (CCC). This episode features Dr Nkululeko Mkastos Sibanda, Nelson Chamisa’s official Presidential spokesperson. It was recorded before the …

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Resuming constitutional governance in Guinea

This week, Mamadou Aliou Bah joins AVP from Guinea to give a citizen’s view on interim military President Mamady Doumbouya and the deadline date for the transition from military to civilian rule. We also talk about former President Alpha Condé, the environmental crisis and the state of the mining industry in Guinea and Africa. Mr …

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Covid cases rise sharply in Sheffield

The number of positive Omicron-related Covid cases has “sky-rocketed” according to Greg Fell, director of public health Sheffield. Since the final weeks of December 2021 and now, the number of positive cases have risen to the region of 2000 per 100,000, mostly among working age adults.

Horn of Africa – Geopolitics

A lot has been happening in the Horn of Africa countries in recent months. Foreign players including China, Turkey, USA, UAE have increased their interests in the area mostly owing to their geostrategic position on the Red Sea. External actors and not African states, are obtaining & exerting soft power through multiplication of military bases …

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Olivia Blake Sheffield Hallam MP Joins Nationalities and Borders Bill Protest

On 18th December, human rights activists staged a demonstration outside Sheffield Town Hall to protest against the Nationalities and Borders Bill currently progressing through Parliament. The draft legislation includes provisions to criminalise refugees and asylum seekers who enter the UK by illegal routes. It also includes powers to strip individuals of their British citizenship without …

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Mary McLeod Bethune, the UK Nationality and Borders Bill with Dr Anita Franklin

Dr Anita Franklin returns to AVP to talk about her new audio drama “I Leave You Love” which chronicles the life of Mary McLeod Bethune, an American celebrated as one of the most powerful advocates for civil rights and suffrage. Mary also opened a school for African American girls in Florida in 1904. When members …

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Greg Fell, Director of Public Health (Sheffield) on the Omicron variant

We courted Sheffield’s Director for Public Health Greg Fell in the wake of developments surrounding the Omicron variant of Covid-19. The Omicron Covid variant identified and announced by South African scientists has been highlighted as a variant of concern and saw rapid changes to international travel, especially for Southern African countries. Mandatory hotel quarantine came …

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CONCERNS FOR AFRICAN TRAVELLERS IMPACTED BY THE OMICRON VARIANT

The Omicron Covid-19 variant identified and announced by South African scientists has been highlighted as a variant of concern and has since seen rapid changes to international travel, especially for Southern African countries. Beside flight cancellations, there are mandatory hotel quarantine restrictions that have been imposed on those arriving in to England from South Africa, …

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African Activists Protest at COP26 in Glasgow

We joined activists who had travelled to COP26 in Glasgow and spoke to them about their expectations from the proceedings. Apart from leaders and organizations deliberating on behalf of countries, African activists were there and spanned across several nations including Botswana, Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Namibia among many. There were also activists from Zimbabwe in the …

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